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Category Archives: Research

Dissertation Update

The methods and results in my dissertation have been approved by my methods chair. This means the full dissertation will be going on to the committee for review this month.

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Call for Work at Home Survey Participants

Participate in a Survey About Sense of Community in a Mediated World – July 31 Deadline

I’m trying to reach as many people as possible who work from home, whether self employed or from a home office for an employer, to answer a survey. If you work from home, I hope that you will both take the survey and pass this information on to any work-related communities you belong to as well as family, friends, and others you know who also work from home. As a thank you for helping complete this research, at the end of the survey you can choose to enter a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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Abstract for Sense of Community in a Mediated World

Although feelings of sense of community differ within community types such as neighborhoods and interest-based communities, research continues to address online communities as a single concept due to their mediated nature. This study measures sense of community across online and offline communities, starting with World of Warcraft guilds, to look for differences by community type.

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