[chisigmail] IDG seminar: Rethinking computer mediated social support
f.vetere at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Mar 5 01:44:19 EST 2008
You are cordially invited to the IDG Seminar ...
PRESENTER: Shawn Ashkanasy
TITLE: Rethinking computer mediated social support: An analysis of the
social and structural aspects of help exchanges in online cancer
VENUE: University of Melbourne, IDEA LAB, level 4, 111 Barry Street,
DATE and TIME: Friday 7th March 2008, 3-4 pm
I will address current research in the area of computer mediated social
support, specifically in the area of cancer communities. Having
established the domain of research, I will outline my intended PhD
study, whereby introducing Tajfel and Turners theory of "social
identity" and how this provides a valuable construct through which to
better understand computer mediated social support and the link between
social structure, group support and help exchanges. I will conclude with
a discussion of my proposed methodological approach, significant
interpersonal and intergroup mechanisms and how they influence online
help exchanges and their role in building online social support systems.
Shawn is PhD student at the Department of Information Systems. He is
supervised by Frank Vetere and Graeme Shanks.
Please forward to others if interested. All are Welcome.
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