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Update your status: exploring pre-service teacher identities in an online discussion group

Yolanda Lu, Jen Scott Curwood
2014 Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education  
A thematic and quantitative analysis of online postings by and interviews with group members provided an insight into how identities performed and related to one another within the online discussion group  ...  norms of group participation and involvement.  ...  Jen Scott Curwood, PhD, is a senior lecturer in English education and media studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1359866x.2014.960802 fatcat:hbx5peab6nagzmwergur6fbi3m

The impact of an online Facebook support group for people with multiple sclerosis on non-active users

Jacqui Steadman, Chrisma Pretorius
2014 African Journal of Disability  
More specifically, most studies on online support groups focus on those who actively participate in the group, whereas the majority of those who utilise online support groups do so in a passive way.Objectives  ...  : This study therefore aimed to explore the experiences of non-active users of an online Facebook support group for PwMS.  ...  Several studies have found that those who utilise online support groups benefit in several ways; however, most studies on online support groups have focused on those who actively participate in the group  ... 
doi:10.4102/ajod.v3i1.132 pmid:28730005 pmcid:PMC5443048 fatcat:c7tperdqzfhe5kecgz7cu5xlru

The Behavior of Online Consumer Opinions Case Tunisian Communities

Chiraz Rouissi, Fatma Letaief
2021 Research in World Economy  
This research presents the results of a qualitative study on the obstacles and motivations for the participation of "lurkers" in Social Media and especially case of Facebook groups.  ...  However, in a virtual environment, there are two types of consumers: opinion leaders and "lurkers" who do not participate in virtual communities.  ...  Discussion of the Results In response to the thematic analysis of the content of the various interviews, we were able to identify the variables explaining the identification of "lurkers" to participate  ... 
doi:10.5430/rwe.v12n1p364 fatcat:oji77k7bdbbc5bycsoycbpvluq

Studying Patterns of Communication in Virtual Urban Groups with Different Modes of Privacy

Vadim Voskresenskiy, Ilya Musabirov, Daniel Alexandrov
2017 Social Science Research Network  
of SNS to separate place-based discussions and participation in wider community initiatives.  ...  This paper is concerned with online communication of apartment buildings' residents on general purpose social networking site (SNS) VKontakte (VK), focusing on how groups' participants use instruments  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to Viktor Karepin, Natalia Dmoshinskaya, Irina Krylova, and Paul Okopny for their ideas and help with this research.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3072895 fatcat:vqfvftbfynb3jor6vy6hd5on4u

Interaction and influence in culturally mixed groups

D.R.E. Cotton, R. George, M. Joyner
2013 Innovations in Education & Teaching International  
However, an analysis of influence on group decisions (in terms of proportion of suggestions accepted by the group), suggested that the influence of male home students was lower than their participation  ...  In this study, we investigated interactions in three group work settings with home (UK) and international students in order to explore differing patterns of participation.  ...  Although only very small-scale, the paucity of observational research in this area gives this value as an exploratory study.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14703297.2012.760773 fatcat:phyuya4wcrg5xm7ajatrh2aa6e

Membership Claims and Requests: Conversation-Level Newcomer Socialization Strategies in Online Groups

Moira Burke, Robert Kraut, Elisabeth Joyce
2009 Small Group Research  
The present article highlights three common conversational strategies of newcomers to online groups: (a) groupbased membership claims, in which newcomers describe initial participation in the group; (b  ...  We follow this analysis with two controlled field experiments to demonstrate that when individuals attest to previous group participation and make specific requests for information, community responsiveness  ...  We conducted an additional experiment manipulating requests and report this in Study 3.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1046496409351936 fatcat:f4jnehkj6jfpjozvkayaf34roq

Expressing territoriality in collaborative activity

Jennifer Thom-Santelli
2009 Proceedinfs of the ACM 2009 international conference on Supporting group work - GROUP '09  
First, I use descriptive, exploratory methods to observe how territoriality emerges in online space in two distinct online social systems.  ...  Because I focus on the individualʼs activities within a shared social space, a psychological approach would seem to support the proper level of analysis in describing how an individual perceives his or  ... 
doi:10.1145/1531674.1531738 dblp:conf/group/Thom-Santelli09 fatcat:2tmxhaayujeelh2raykcej76pm

Paradise unplugged: identifying barriers for female participation on stack overflow

Denae Ford, Justin Smith, Philip J. Guo, Chris Parnin
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering - FSE 2016  
Finally, we describe several implications that may encourage increased participation in the Stack Overflow community across genders and other demographics.  ...  However, in online communities, such as Stack Overflow, this gender gap is even more extreme: only 5.8% of contributors are female.  ...  In our final phase of analysis we grouped together similar statements and labeled each grouping as a distinct barrier.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2950290.2950331 dblp:conf/sigsoft/FordSGP16 fatcat:ro4ey4f55fawvnuswbj3mjhyku

A typology of social networking sites users

Petter Bae Brandtzaeg, Jan Heim
2011 International Journal of Web Based Communities  
An analysis of the survey data from 5,233 respondents in four major Norwegian SNSs showed five distinct user types: 1 sporadics 2 lurkers 3 socialisers 4 debaters 5 actives.  ...  The identification of various user types indicates a 50-30-20 rule for participation in small and locally bounded online communities compared to the existing 90-9-1 rule.  ...  The authors would like to thank all the SNSs and the users' participation in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijwbc.2011.038124 fatcat:ghmw3dmgbzacnddlgmrmbpw24e

Towards a common framework for assessing the activity and associations of groups who sexually abuse children

Ella Cockbain, Helen Brayley, Joe Sullivan
2013 Journal of Sexual Aggression  
Starting from the premise that the group is, in itself, a form of social situation affecting abuse, it offers the first systematic situational analysis of CSA groups.  ...  In-depth behavioural data from a small sample of convicted CSA group-offenders (n 03) were analysed qualitatively to identify factors and processes underpinning CSA groups' activities and associations:  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre for supporting this project, in particular Dr Zoe Hilton, Guy Collings and Tom Simmons, who all provided great  ... 
doi:10.1080/13552600.2013.791730 pmid:26494978 pmcid:PMC4579043 fatcat:qyl6wdzlhffnlpzitkahpwweta

Using Academic Social Networks to Enhance the Student Experience in Online Education

Tiffani Bateman
2021 Online Learning  
This qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological study explored the lived experiences of six online higher education students reporting active participation in an academic social network.  ...  The essence of academic social networking as it relates to self-actualization is discussed, with insights for educational leaders regarding the use of academic social networking and affinity groups in  ...  Participants The study population consisted of online higher education students actively involved in an academic social network.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v25i4.2532 fatcat:lfeucazhwna3hi4z7jeg4kvyoe

Development of a participation style scale for online instructional discussions

Ferhat Kadir Pala, Mukaddes Erdem
2020 Educational technology research and development  
Two separate datasets were used for exploratory factor analysis (450 participants) and confirmatory factor analysis (693 participants), and the scale was applied to both undergraduate and graduate students  ...  The purpose of this study is to develop a standardized measurement tool that can be used to determine the participation styles of individuals participating in online instructional discussions.  ...  In the same department, the notes from an online discussion were examined. In addition, focus group interviews were conducted with the students.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11423-020-09817-x pmid:35194355 pmcid:PMC8852623 fatcat:qmtldv3zbrf53akkvd2yhalfjm

Which Way Did They Go? Newcomer Movement through the Zooniverse

Corey Jackson, Carsten Østerlund, Veronica Maidel, Kevin Crowston, Gabriel Mugar
2016 Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - CSCW '16  
Drawing on a mixed method research design, we present findings from an analysis of 1,687 newcomers' sessions in an online citizen science project.  ...  Identifying shifts and regularities in contribution facilitate improved mechanisms for engaging participants and for the design of online citizen science communities.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank the millions of Zooniverse participants and the Zooniverse team for access to data.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2818048.2835197 dblp:conf/cscw/JacksonOMCM16 fatcat:5ntyq3dwijgljkde7dxvigsm4e

Psychological Research Online: Report of Board of Scientific Affairs' Advisory Group on the Conduct of Research on the Internet

Robert Kraut, Judith Olson, Mahzarin Banaji, Amy Bruckman, Jeffrey Cohen, Mick Couper
2004 American Psychologist  
Psychologists can observe new or rare phenomena online and can do research on traditional psychological topics more efficiently, enabling them to expand the scale and scope of their research.  ...  As the Internet has changed communication, commerce, and the distribution of information, so too it is changing psychological research.  ...  King (1996) quoted a member of an online support group who wrote that she was not going to participate actively because of a researcher's presence in the group: "When I joined this I thought it would  ... 
doi:10.1037/0003-066x.59.2.105 pmid:14992637 fatcat:7v3hfnqnf5cghaqiwft5ovwv3a

The Decision to Share Information and Rumors: Examining the Role of Motivation in an Online Discussion Forum

Kent Marett, K.D. Joshi
2009 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
Although, prior studies have stated that the omission of "individuals who read but do not post" as a limitation to the study of active participants because a significant portion of an online population  ...  Lurkers are reported to be the majority members in an online community.  ...  an equal opportunity to post/share is omitted [Wasko and Faraj 2005, p.52] , most of the scholarly work on online communities has predominantly focused on the active participants.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.02404 fatcat:7spfizzzujcrfiwvkdaqdw266q
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