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.
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.
Teens and Mobile Phones
Text messaging explodes as teens embrace it as the centerpiece of their communication strategies with friends.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer
How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience.
Social Media and Young Adults
Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.
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.