A survey of undergraduate technology use and attitudes 

  • Hamish Macleod (Creator)
  • Jessie Paterson (Creator)



Data files in SPSS and Excel format. Documentation in SPSS and Rich Text Format.


An award from ELESIG (The Evaluation of Learners' Experience of eLearning Special Interest Group) provided an opportunity to continue the long and successful collection of information about how our students view ICT at the University of Edinburgh. The original work started in the 1990s but lapsed in recent years due to data collection issues. During the second semester in 2010-11, using a paper questionnaire, first and second years across the University were targetted. The findings raised a number of interesting points, for example: some students still find IT challenging; although laptop ownership is high, students do not seem to be planning to carry their laptops to the campus; Facebook appears to be used significantly for academic purposes.

Data Citation

Macleod, Hamish; Paterson, Jessie. (2012). A survey of undergraduate technology use and attitudes, Marc [Dataset]. University of Edinburgh. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/97.
Date made available27 Feb 2012
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Geographical coverageEdinburgh; UK

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