R.E. (1990). Computer-mediated communication system network data:
concerns and empirical examples.
International Journal of Man-Machine
Studies, 32(6), 627-647.
The review combines two separate foci in recent research: (1) the
diffusion and use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) systems in
and (2) the conceptualization of communication as a process of
and convergence, as conceptualization of communication as a process of
interaction and convergence, as represented by the network paradigm.
article discusses (1) rationales for this combined focus based upon the
characteristics of CMC systems, (2) application of the network paradigm
to study CMC systems, (3) the collection samples, usage data, network
and content by CMC systems, (4) some theoretical issues that may be
through analyses of data collected by CMC systems. The article
by discussing issues of reliability, validity and ethics.
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