Multiscopo ISTAT – Aspects of daily life – Module on Use of Information and Communication Technology (2009)



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1.0 - 2010/01/26
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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
AVQ - Aspects of Daily Life

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The Module on Use of Information and Communication Technology is part of the Aspects of daily life survey since 2005, and it is defined and harmonized by Eurostat in order to make a European comparative research. The survey concerns the use of information and communication technologies (ITC) in the Italian population.

The main topics of the survey are:

  • possession of ITC and Internet access at home;
  • the causes for the absence of the access to the Internet at home;
  • frequency and place of use of personal computer and internet;
  • internet activities;
  • interaction via Internet with sites of public institutions (e-government);
  • commerce and type of goods purchased online (e-commerce);
  • Information technology skills level (e-skills).

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - information society
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - information technology
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual, family

    Universe: whole italian population

    Sample Procedure: about 48.000 individuals and 19.000 families. Two-stage stratified random sample

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, self-administered questionnaire

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 2 datasets in SPSS format (file ISTAT A: regional code and geographic division; file ISTAT B: geographic division and municipality width); 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 PDF file with methodological notes and 1 codebook in PDF format (ita) (5 file)


    Methodological Notes (pdf):
    Codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

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    ISTAT. (2009) Multiscopo ISTAT – Aspects of daily life – Module on Use of Information and Communication Technology. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN116. Data file release 1.0

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