Comment With data quality and consistency becoming critically important factors in supply chain performance, companies will have to pay more attention to master data management. That may require supply chain managers to change the way they think about and utilize data.
Social Isolation and New Technology Overview This report adds new insights to an ongoing debate about the extent of social isolation in America. A widely-reported study argued that since Americans have become more socially isolated, the size of their discussion networks has declined, and the diversity of those people with whom they discuss important matters has decreased.
In particular, the study found that Americans have fewer close ties to those from their neighborhoods and from voluntary associations. Sociologists Miller McPherson, Lynn Smith-Lovin and Matthew Brashears suggest that new technologies, such as the internet and mobile phone, may play a role in advancing this trend.
They depicted the rise of internet and mobile phones as one of the major trends that pulls people away from traditional social settings, neighborhoods, voluntary associations, and public spaces that have been associated with large and diverse core networks.
The survey results reported here were undertaken to explore issues that have not been probed directly in that study and other related research on social isolation: This Pew Internet Personal Networks and Community survey finds that Americans are not as isolated as has been previously reported.
But we face a challenge.
And those with more formal education are also more likely to use technology. To deal with this challenge, we use a statistical technique called regression analysis, which allows us to examine the relationship between technology use and network size while holding constant other factors such as education, age or gender.
Thus, most of the results reported here are not shown as simple comparisons of the behavior of groups on our key measures, which is the typical approach of Pew Internet reports.
Rather, the findings compare the social networks of people who use certain technologies with demographically similar people who do not use the technologies. For example, we use regression analysis to compare the average size of the social network of a demographically typical American who uses the internet and has a cell phone with an American who shares the same demographic characteristics but does not use the internet or a cell phone.
Another common type of analysis in the report estimates how much more likely a certain outcome is such as having at least one person of a different race or ethnic group in a social network for people who use certain technology compared with people who do not, all other things being equal.
For example, holding demographic characteristics constant, the regression analysis finds that a person who blogs is nearly twice as likely as a demographically similar person e. As with all studies that use data collected at only one point in time, none of the results we report should be interpreted as explanations of cause and effect.
We cannot say from these findings that internet and mobile-phone use cause people to have bigger, more diverse networks. We can and do say that technology use is often strongly associated with larger and more diverse social networks.
Are Americans more socially isolated? Our survey results challenge the finding that an increasing number of Americans have no one with whom they can discuss important matters. However, our findings support existing research that suggests that the average size and diversity of core discussion networks have declined.
Compared tothere has been small-to-modest change, rather than a large drop in the number of people who report that they have no one with whom they can discuss important matters.Advances in computer technology have created an explosion in the acquisition and storage of vast quantities of data from every walk of life.
The Data Analytics program at Assumption College (offered as a major and a minor) will help you understand who we are and where we’re going—and how best to use that knowledge—by providing you.
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