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Survey on the Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT-H) in Households
Encuesta sobre Equipamiento y Uso de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC-H) en los Hogares (2002-2012)

Topic
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Uses of Technology
Relevance for this Topic
Country Spain
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Contact information

Social Statistics and Analyses Directorate
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Spanish Statistical Office, INE)
Castellana 183
28071 Madrid
Spain
Phone: 91 583 91 00
Fax: 91 583 91 58
Email: infoine(at)ine.es
Url: www.ine.es/.../p450&file=inebase&L=0

Timeliness, transparency

Data was collected from May 31, 2012 to October 3, 2012. Data publication is expected one year later.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Longitude survey: long-term study of random or different samples

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Longitude survey: long-term study of the same sample

Longitude survey: long-term study of random or different samples

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Access to data


On site free access to defined tables and microdata files for scientific purpose and elaboration. Notes for general use and for media: - Free access to Spanish and regional data tables in Spanish and English are available here: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p450/a2012/&file=pcaxis - Free access to anonymous microdata in Spanish and English are available here: http://www.ine.es/prodyser/micro_tich.htm

Conditions of access


This survey is run by the INE. No fees in most cases, with the exception of very specific demands.


1-2 weeks (depending of the application)


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


ASCII zip file following a register design file (EXCEL format)


The website is in Spanish and English, but most technical documents and record design files are available only in Spanish. Survey methodology for all years is also in English (http://www.ine.es/en/metodologia/t25/t2530450_en.htm).

Access to data


On site free access to defined tables and microdata files for scientific purpose and elaboration. Notes for general use and for media: - Free access to Spanish and regional data tables in Spanish and English are available here: http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t25/p450/a2012/&file=pcaxis - Free access to anonymous microdata in Spanish and English are available here: http://www.ine.es/prodyser/micro_tich.htm

Conditions of access


This survey is run by the INE. No fees in most cases, with the exception of very specific demands.


1-2 weeks (depending of the application)


Aggregated and elaborated tables plus raw anonymised microdata


ASCII zip file following a register design file (EXCEL format)


The website is in Spanish and English, but most technical documents and record design files are available only in Spanish. Survey methodology for all years is also in English (http://www.ine.es/en/metodologia/t25/t2530450_en.htm).


Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2002. • Surveys performed annually since 2002 and the fieldwork is conducted in the 2nd quarter of each year, with the exception of 2005 and 2006 when data was also obtained for the 2nd six months of the year. • Rotating panel survey since 2004, which maintains a dwelling in a four-year period. In this latest survey, the size of the sample was 20,647 main households (13,257 CATI and 7,390 CAPI). The total number of dwellings approached was 23,561. • Multi-stage stratified survey (census tracts, dwellings and individuals). • The collection period was from 23 January to 31 May 2012 (CAPI) and from 30 January to 11 May 2012 (CATI).


2002


Census tracts, dwellings and individuals aged 16 and over.


Census tracts based on the municipal size according to the Municipal Register (as in Jan. 1, each year)


All of Spain, with national and regional representativeness


The objective population are people who live in main family dwellings, however, the individuals mainly being investigated are aged 16 and over.


Sample size is enough to provide data representativeness for the 17 Spanish regions


Data (2012) on socio-demographic features, TIC equipments (television, computer, telephone, etc., and whether or not the household has Internet access), the use of computers and Internet, the use of the Mobile Web, e-Government and e-commerce and some socio-economic data on the selected person – nationality, country of birth, educational status, economic activity, occupational status, income. Classification variables for the selected interviewed person: nationality, country of birth, educational status, economic activity, occupational status, income.


• Bas, J.M., & García, M., & Costa Saenz de San Pedro, A.” Economía industrial”. Ejemplar dedicado a: Las estadísticas de la Sociedad del Conocimiento 343 (2002): 55-68. ISSN 0422-2784. • Casal-Acción, A. “A proposal of a virtual library for patients = Propuesta de una biblioteca virtual para pacientes”. In XIII Jornadas Nacionales de Información y Documentación en Ciencias de la Salud, Oviedo, Spain 10 (2009): 14-16. (Unpublished) • Fernández Aedèvol, M. “La población internauta en España”. Investigación y Marketing 9 (2005): 5-10. Available at: www.aedemo.es/.../ad-91-01.pdf
• Giner Pérez,J.M., & Tolosa, M.C. “The local digital divide in Spain: Explanatory factors”. 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Jönköping, Sweden, 19th-23rd August 2010. Available at: www-sre.wu.ac.at/.../ERSA2010finalpaper887.pdf
• Hernández-García, A. et al. “Perceived Compatibility and the Adoption of B2C E-Commerce by Non-buyers. Organizational, Business, and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society Communications in Computer and Information”. Science 112 (2010): 186-192. Available at: link.springer.com/.../978-3-642-16324-1_20

Coverage


Data collection is ongoing since 2002. • Surveys performed annually since 2002 and the fieldwork is conducted in the 2nd quarter of each year, with the exception of 2005 and 2006 when data was also obtained for the 2nd six months of the year. • Rotating panel survey since 2004, so each dwelling is interviewed in a four-year period. In this latest survey, the size of the sample was 20,647 main households (13,257 CATI and 7,390 CAPI). The total number of dwellings approached was 23,561. • Multi-stage stratified survey (census tracts, dwellings and individuals). • The collection period was from 23 January to 31 May 2012 (CAPI) and from 30 January to 11 May 2012 (CATI).


2002


Census tracts, dwellings and individuals aged 16 and over.


Census tracts based on the municipal size according to the Municipal Register (as in Jan. 1, each year)


All of Spain, with national and regional representativeness


The objective population are people who live in main family dwellings, however, the individuals mainly being investigated are aged 16 and over.


Sample size is enough to provide data representativeness for the 17 Spanish regions


Data (2012) on socio-demographic features, TIC equipments (television, computer, telephone, etc., and whether or not the household has Internet access), the use of computers and Internet, the use of the Mobile Web, e-Government and e-commerce and some socio-economic data on the selected person – nationality, country of birth, educational status, economic activity, occupational status, income. Classification variables for the selected interviewed person: nationality, country of birth, educational status, economic activity, occupational status, income


• Bas, J.M., & García, M., & Costa Saenz de San Pedro, A.” Economía industrial”. Ejemplar dedicado a: Las estadísticas de la Sociedad del Conocimiento 343 (2002): 55-68. ISSN 0422-2784. • Casal-Acción, A. “A proposal of a virtual library for patients = Propuesta de una biblioteca virtual para pacientes”. In XIII Jornadas Nacionales de Información y Documentación en Ciencias de la Salud, Oviedo, Spain 10 (2009): 14-16. (Unpublished) • Fernández Aedèvol, M. “La población internauta en España”. Investigación y Marketing 9 (2005): 5-10. Available at: www.aedemo.es/.../ad-91-01.pdf
• Giner Pérez,J.M., & Tolosa, M.C. “The local digital divide in Spain: Explanatory factors”. 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Jönköping, Sweden, 19th-23rd August 2010. Available at: www-sre.wu.ac.at/.../ERSA2010finalpaper887.pdf
• Hernández-García, A. et al. “Perceived Compatibility and the Adoption of B2C E-Commerce by Non-buyers. Organizational, Business, and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society Communications in Computer and Information”. Science 112 (2010): 186-192. Available at: link.springer.com/.../978-3-642-16324-1_20


Linkage


ICT-H follows the Eurostat recommendations for methodology and contents.


General results are comparable in a longitudinal way, but there is no linkage among registers.

Linkage


ICT-H follows the Eurostat recommendations about methodology and contents


General results are comparable in a longitudinal way, but there is no linkage among registers


Data quality


Assessment of non-response (sampling and non-sampling errors, initial and effective sampling) http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/techog/evalfr12.pdf


No strict comparability among data as the questionnaires have evolved according to the new topics of interest.


Although this statistical operation follows the methodological recommendations of Eurostat and most of the questions are homogenized, some changes have occurred regarding the time of year of data collection, as well as the contents of the questionnaires.

Data quality


Assessment of non-response (sampling and non-sampling errors, initial and effective sampling) http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/techog/evalfr12.pdf


No strict comparability among data as the questionnaires have evolved according to the new topics of interest


Although this statistical operation follows the methodological recommendations of Eurostat and most of the questions are homogenized, some changes have occurred regarding the time of year of data collection, as well as the contents of the questionnaires.


Applicability


TIC-H survey started to be conducted continuously in 2004 as a rotating panel to follow the same dwellings (panel) over various years, with a quarter of the sample being renewed every year. Surveys follow the methodological recommendations of Eurostat. -Strengths: To achieve greater comparability with the data published by Eurostat, the results presented since the first half of 2006 refer to dwellings inhabited by at least one person aged 16 to 74 and to people in this same age group. - Weaknesses: The registry does not have full comparability due to changes in questionnaires and due to the fact that the same individuals interviewed are not linked across time.

Applicability


TIC-H survey started to be conducted continuously in 2004 as a rotating panel to follow the same dwellings (panel) over various years, with a quarter of the sample being renewed every year. Surveys follow the methodological recommendations of Eurostat. -Strengths: To achieve greater comparability with the data published by Eurostat, the results presented since the first half of 2006 refer to dwellings inhabited by at least one person aged 16 to 74 and to people in this same age group. - Weaknesses: The registry does not have full comparability due to changes in questionnaires and due to the fact that the same individuals interviewed are not linked across time.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Vicente Rodríguez
  • (see Partners)