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An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities
  This paper reports the results of an investigation into measurements of the sociability of proximate online communities, in other words, how well it supports social interaction rather than in terms of its usability, which tends to focus on task issues and user satisfaction. Measurements that have been proposed by other writers are investigated and several new measurements are proposed. These were tested during the introduction of a new proximate online student community called Veritas. The results showed that sociability is best measured by a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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    01 November 2005

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Wright, N., Varey, A., & Chesney, T. (2005). An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 1(4), 400.



Computer Networks and Communications; Software; Communication; Education

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