Epidemiologic Research and Web 2.0—the User-driven Web.

1 11 2010

Articulo publicadopor Lee BK. Epidemiology. 2010 Nov;21(6):760-3.

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Apartes de la introducción.

“More recently, epidemiologists have taken advantage of the Internet as a communications medium to facilitate research. The world is increasingly “wired”: over 1.8 billion persons worldwide use the Internet, and population percentages of Internet users are high for many developed regions.  Accordingly, many aspects of research, including recruitment,  data collection, and even certain interventions have been implemented through the Internet.   But the value of the Internet for epidemiologic research is not simply as a faster method of reaching potential participants or conducting a survey, or as a replacement for the telephone when people are increasingly reluctant to respond to solicitations. Userdriven Internet content—particularly the content produced under the Web 2.0 platform— offers research opportunities for epidemiology that have only begun to be explored”.