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Understanding Online Gender: Structures and Use of Computer Mediated Communication and its Social Environments. [ 2003 - 2005 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0344453]

Researchers Dr JP Marshall

Brief description The project uses participant observation of the Internet mailing list Cybermind, to explore the dynamics and effects of gender online. Users of the list will be followed through their everyday interactions, and through their experience of other online forums, to see how these effects vary. Presentation of gender in personal Web pages will also be investigated, as will patterns of exploration of the Web. Results will help the design of Internet communication structures, by government and business, which are supportive of both multi-gendered communication and use of the World Wide Web, given variations in topic and social function.

Funding Amount $197,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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