Macroscopic study of the social networks formed in web-based discussion forums

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Abstract

It is proposed and outlined in this paper on how to investigate the macroscopic features of those large-size social networks formed in web-based discussion forums. Some preliminary results on the pattern of the distribution of replies for individual topics, views for individual topics and co-discussants of individual participants will be presented. The present results will be compared with those found in other areas of large-size social networks and the significances and future work on those macroscopic properties of social networks for better understanding of computer-supported collaborative learning will be discussed. Copyright © 2005 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years!: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005
EditorsTimothy KOSCHMANN, Daniel D. SUTHERS, Tak-Wai CHAN
Place of PublicationMahwah
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates
Pages727-731
ISBN (Print)0805857826
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Citation

Yeung, Y. Y. (2005). Macroscopic study of the social networks formed in web-based discussion forums. In T. Koschmann, D. D. Suthers, T.-W. Chan (Eds.), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years!: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005 (pp. 727-731). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Keywords

  • Social network analysis
  • Web-based discussion forum
  • Computer-mediated communication