Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) research is designed to offer detailed insights into the influence of the Internet on everyday life in Britain.
Launched in 2003 by the Oxford Internet Institute, OxIS is an authoritative source of information about Internet access, use and attitudes. Some of the areas covered include: digital and social inclusion and exclusion; regulation and governance of the Internet; privacy, trust and risk concerns; social networking and entertainment; and online education.
Surveys have already been undertaken in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 of nationally representative random samples of 2000 people in the UK. By comparing different datasets over time, careful predictions can be made about how the Internet is affecting our society. The OxIS 2011 Report focuses on the use of web 2.0 and mobile applications, the rise of social networking sites, and the quality of people’s ICT experiences. The politics and government sections have been extended to understand how the Internet contributes to political participation and personal efficacy.
The OxIS 2011 Report (PDF, 3.1MB) was released in October 2011.
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OxIS in a world context
OxIS represents the UK's input into the World Internet Project (WIP), an international collaborative project that studies the social, economic and political implications of the Internet. OxIS statistics and results are compared with surveys from over two dozen nations worldwide. In 2009 the first World Internet Project Report was published compiling the data of 13 WIP countries. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.