Assuming identities online: Experimental chatlogs


Creators: MacLeod, Nicci and Grant, Tim
Keywords: observer’s paradox, instant messaging, footing, assuming identities online, audience
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences and Humanities > Sociology and Policy
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: ES/L003279/1
Data Publisher: UK Data Archive
Date Made Available: 17 February 2016
Collection period:
6 October 20142 February 2015
Data Collection and Processing Methods: 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.
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