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.

CommentaryMay 20, 2010

Assessing The Cell Phone Challenge

A joint study by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Internet & American Life Project takes an up-to-date look at the potential biases in findings based on landline-only surveys.

Multi-section ReportsApril 20, 2010

Teens and Mobile Phones

Text messaging explodes as teens embrace it as the centerpiece of their communication strategies with friends.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 24, 2010

Chronic Disease and the Internet

People living with chronic disease are disproportionately offline. And yet, those who are online have a trump card: They have each other. They gather and share information; they learn from their peers; and they just keep going.

PresentationsMarch 23, 2010

Teens and the internet: The future of digital diversity

Kristen Purcell will speak at the the Fred Rogers Center’s Fred Forward Conference about recent research on teens’ online activities.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 15, 2010

The Economics of Online News

Excerpts from material contributed by the Pew Internet Project to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism “State of the News Media” report.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 1, 2010

Understanding the Participatory News Consumer

How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience.

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 3, 2010

Social Media and Young Adults

Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.

PresentationsMay 18, 2006

A Cell Phone Solution: Supplementing RDD Samples with Cell Phone Interviews

The representativeness of technology surveys might benefit by supplementing random digital dial survey samples with samples of cell phone users.