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    Data Collection and Audience of Online Reports

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    After checking out the sidebar about the Pew Internet and American Life Project at http://www.pewinternet.org
    Go to the Web site and browse through the reports. Select a report and briefly summarize it in a short paragraph. In an another paragraph please answer these questions:

    Who is the report's audience?
    What is its purpose?
    How were the data collected?
    What did the data collection measure?
    Why was the data collection important?

    Given your analysis of the report's audience, purpose, and data collection, consider the strategies used in the report to convey the information. In a third paragraph, answer these questions:

    What tone did the writer adopt?
    How was the report organized and designed to meet the needs of the audience?
    What language choices did the writer make?

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    In 'Rural e-patients face access challenges,' the author points out that rural residents lag behind suburbanites and urbanites in their access to technology. This is important since access to technology can positively affect access to health and medical information, and promotes better health.

    The author is writing to an audience interested in the digital divide, the FCC's rural broadband initiative or communication in health and health care. This article would primarily appeal to those involved in research, perhaps those writing articles or making presentations and in need of current statistics.
    The purpose of the article is to alert the reader of the challenges, based upon quantifiable statistics, of rural ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution selects a Pew Internet and American Life Project Report, and summarizes it. The summary identifies the audience, the article's purpose, method of data collection, measurement of data collection, and why the data was important. It also considers the strategies the author used, such as tone, organization, and language choice, to make his/her point.APA formatted reference included.