From: David Scott
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Date: 05 Dec 1996
Remote Name: ranx.ucsc.edu
"Thank you for providing interesting info about gender roles on Internet. My figures are different -- it is difficult to make a research on the Internet because it is so parallel -- but figures have been probably changing rapidly. Can you provide reference of the study you cited, please?"
My source was a KSBW news broadcast last week. However the results of a recent meta-analysis of Internet-usage surveys were just released which states among other things:
"Statistical research for the online industry has been more like an amateur bake-off than an exercise in scientific analysis. Major flaws in the surveys, from lack of market segmentation and poor survey design to seat-of-the-pants market sizing, have created over-hyped statistics that are not useful for market planning."
A summary of the report can be found at
It does not make a better estimate of the number of women Internet users.