|Methods and (Lack of) Theory in Digital Inclusion, Digital Divide, and Digital Equity Research on Older Adults
|Year of Publication
|Chikomba, A, Goulding, A, Sanderson, L, Sylvester, A, Campbell-Meier, J
|56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
|Victoria University of Wellington
|Wellington, New Zealand
|and Inclusion in Digital Government: Narrowing the Divides, Digital Divide, digital equity, digital inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Literature Review, maturity
Older adults, as a group, have been the focus of considerable attention from digital inclusion researchers. The paper analyses literature on the digital inclusion, digital divide, and digital equity of older adults from the last five years (2017-2022) to explore the extent to which recent digital inclusion research considers developments in the field and explores how research has progressed from exploration to theory building and the empirical testing of models. The paper contributes to our understanding of digital inclusion research on older adults through an analysis of methodologies and theories employed, and the topics investigated. Trends, deficits and gaps for future research are identified, with suggestions for how our knowledge, understanding and conceptualization of older adults’ digital inclusion may be advanced further.