Sociology doctoral student receives Dan David Prize Scholarship
Posted June 20, 2002; 09:12 a.m.
Princeton graduate student Eszter Hargittai is one of 18 doctoral students from five universities around the world to receive the Dan David Prize Scholarship for Young Researchers .
The scholarships are intended to assist young scholars with their research and are awarded annually in three time dimensions: past, present and future. This year's "present" category focused on "Information, Technology and Society," which is the subject of Hargittai's research. In her dissertation on "How Wide a Web? Inequalities in Access to Information in the Age of the Internet," Hargittai, a doctoral student in sociology, has developed a methodology to measure people's Web use skills and looks at what explains differences in people's ability to find information online.
The Dan David Prize is an international and cross-cultural enterprise endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. It is committed to encouraging innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries.
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