I am far too old to have experienced any of this computer stuff at university, and my dissertation was prepared on a terminal in Tex and vi, if I remember correctly.
One interesting figure you might spot is that 7.7% use a smartphone and 21.9% a computer for lecture notes, leaving about two-thirds presumably taking notes on paper. I would have thought that a computer might be faster, but I don’t know if it a typing speed issue, kanji conversion bottleneck, using pen and paper makes it easier to remember, or if just that many lecturers ban computers as distractions. Or if you want to go all Japan Cultural Expert, is the sound of tapping on the keyboard rude? Any current students or lecturers out there with an insight? Previous surveys of the general population have indicated that there is about a 50:50 desktop to notebook split, so it isn’t just that everyone has a desktop, I don’t think.
Here’s some classic art brought up-to-date…
Q1: What kinds of internet access devices do you have? (Sample size=279, multiple answer)
DS, PSP, vita
Other games console
Q2: Which is your main internet access device? (Sample size=279)
Q3: Computer owners, which functions are you comfortable using on it? (Sample size=255, multiple answer)
Q4: After graduation, do you think your computer use will increase? (Sample size=279)
Q5: Would you like to try studying how to use a computer? (Sample size=279)
Q6: Which of the following do you create on your smartphone, computer? (Sample size=271 and 278, multiple answer)
Job application forms
Q7: How often per week do you use your smartphone, computer? (Sample size=271 and 278, multiple answer)
Up to one day a week
Two or three days a week
Four or five days a week
Six or seven days a week
Q8: If you were to buy a computer in the future, which manufacturer would you want the most? (Sample size=279)
Q9: What was the main reason that you selected the maker in Q8? (Sample size=258)
Has a good spec
Like the design
Like the maker
No particular reason
I don’t know why there was a sample size of 279 for Q8, but only 258 for Q9. Perhaps in the “Other” group there was “Don’t want to buy a PC”?
Between the 8th and 17th of June 2017 279 university students in their fourth year of university completed a web-based Google Form. How the sample was selected was not described.
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