Hi, I'm a student and I'm writing a research project on forums and I think this is an awesome one! I need to interview/ask questions to people who use forums and message boards. I would really appreciate it if anyone would be willing to answer some of my questions!! Thank you SO much.
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a) How long (e.g. how many years) has the person used the site? How often does s/he access it (e.g. multiple times a day? weekly? etc.)?
b) Who does s/he interact with on that site? (Who are the individuals, groups, organizations found within that site?)
c) How does s/he use the site?
d) What are his/her main reasons for using the site?
e) Are the interactions within this site meaningful to him/her? How so?
f) Do these interactions differ from face-to-face or other forms of mediated communication? If so, in what ways? How significant are these differences?
Re: Research Project
How will this research be used? What are the intended outcomes of this research? What impact, if any, will this research have on forum members. Will userhandles/real names be kept anonymous or obfuscated to preserve identities?
(Sorry, I have to work with IRBs on a regular basis.(
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