Assuming identities online: Experimental chatlogs

MacLeod, Nicci and Grant, Tim (2016) Assuming identities online: Experimental chatlogs. [Data Collection]

Collection Method

These chatlogs were collected from Undergraduate and Postgraduate research participants, engaging in Instant Messaging under experimental conditions. The participants were selected via convenience sampling. The postgraduate group were following an MA in Forensic Linguistics, while the Undergraduate group was comprised of first and second years studying either BSc English Language Single Honours, or studying English Language as part of a Joint Honours programme.


Type of Data: Dataset
Divisions: Language and Social Science > Sociology
Data Publisher: UK Data Archive
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: ES/L003279/1
Keywords: observer’s paradox, instant messaging, footing, assuming identities online, audience
Geographic coverage: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Statement on legal, ethical and access issues: Data are restricted and can be found at the UK Data Archive
Date Made Available: 17 February 2016
Date Type: Publication
Collection period:
6 October 20142 February 2015
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