You've got mail. Is that all there is? Use of the Internet for literary studies in Swedish university education and research

Erik Peurell


In February 2000 a survey was conducted among scholars teaching literature at universities and university colleges in Sweden. The survey consisted of 23 questions dealing with the scholars' use of the Internet in their teaching and research. The questions were answered by 105 of the 176 scholars to whom they were distributed. The survey shows that the respondents seem to be comfortable with using the Internet for communication, whereas they very rarely use it for information retrieval or dissemination of research results. The results of the survey are discussed in terms of research traditions within the field of the humanities.

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