Kristen Purcell is the associate director for research at Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, where she specialized in mass media and cognition.

PublicationsDecember 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.

PublicationsDecember 8, 2014

Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.

UncategorizedOctober 10, 2013

Online Video 2013

The percent of online adults who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31%. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69% of online adults in 2009 to 78%, with mobile phones playing a key role.

UncategorizedJuly 16, 2013

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.

UncategorizedJuly 10, 2013

10 Things to Know About How Teens Use Technology

Kristen Purcell discussed our teens & tech research at the ACT Enrollment Planners Conference

UncategorizedMay 17, 2013

Museums and Digital Communication

Kristen Purcell spoke at the Art Museum Marketing Association (AMMA) meeting at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Friday, May 17th, for an audience of marketing directors from the largest art museums in the U.S.

UncategorizedFebruary 28, 2013

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms

A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies.

UncategorizedFebruary 22, 2013

Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies

Associate Director for Research Kristen Purcell will join social media practitioners from local museums and arts organizations for a lively discussion about the value of social media to our institutions.

UncategorizedNovember 1, 2012

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age

UncategorizedJuly 11, 2012

Teens 2012: Truth, Trends, and Myths About Teen Online Behavior

How teens use the internet, mobile phones, social media and social networking sites,as well as teen communication preferences and online information consumption.