Posts tagged ‘quantitative analysis’

September 7, 2012

Survey of reading practices of UK children

From paidContent: “In the UK, 7.8 percent of schoolchildren aged nine and up read e-books outside of class last year, according to new research. That rate is up from 5.6 percent a year earlier, according to the National Literacy Trust’s “Children’s Reading Today” survey (release). The survey of kids from 128 UK schools gives an insight in to how the next generation is using various platforms to read…It shows that: “Since 2005, reading across all formats has fallen – with the exception of text messages.”

Advertisements
August 8, 2012

Quantitative studies of student “knowledge work”

In addition to the NEA studies about reading and the UC San Diego study of information consumption, here is some data from a study of academic performance by college students:

stats from Academically Adrift

Second there is the Academic Time Use Survey for College Students (more data on Bureau of Labor Statistics website):

BLS time use chart

August 8, 2012

Reading perhaps not at risk

From The Atlantic (citing a Gallup servey): “Remember the good old days when everyone read really good books, like, maybe in the post-war years when everyone appreciated a good use of the semi-colon? Everyone’s favorite book was by Faulkner or Woolf or Roth. We were a civilized civilization. This was before the Internet and cable television, and so people had these, like, wholly different desires and attention spans. They just craved, craved, craved the erudition and cultivation of our literary kings and queens. Well, that time never existed. Check out these stats from Gallup surveys…”