Georgia Institute of Technology
Project Title: Studying Online Communities
Investigators: Dr. Amy S. Bruckman, Jose Zagal

Studying Online Communities : A Research Study

We are studying the practices of a broad spectrum of online communities hoping to analyze general characteristics they share. By broad spectrum, we mean in terms of interests, themes, size, diversity of members, etc. We hope our research will result in both a deeper understanding of online communities in general as well as descriptions of the nature and significance of the practices of particular communities. We also expect to better understand the motivations and enrichment of the people involved in them.

What are we doing?

We have already finished the data collection part of our study. We would like to thank all our participants.

Who are you anyway?