Topic: Internet Usage Behavior
The Taiwan Communication Survey (TCS), sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan, is a longitudinal, personal interview survey on a nationwide representative sample. The TCS, established in 2012, aims to track developments and changes in media behavior in Taiwan and to facilitate cross-cultural comparisons.
The face-to-face interviews conducted in 2013 (Phase I-Year 2) investigated Internet usage behavior in Taiwan. The interviews addressed seven topics: use of social networking sites, multitasking, online gaming, online shopping, online civic engagement, digital curation, and Internet literacy.
By implementing our self-developed computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) software, we conducted the interviews by using tablet PCs. The interviews were conducted with 2000 Taiwanese people aged 18 years, using probability-proportional-to-size sampling from June 10, 2013 to September 10, 2013.
The dataset (in SPSS data file format) and questionnaire were released for public use on July 10, 2014. Those who would like to download the project report (in Chinese), SPSS data file, and questionnaire can click the file icons listed below.