Media use and work relationships in a research group

Caroline Haythornthwaite, Barry Wellman, Marilyn Mantei

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Abstract

We analyzed the choices made between alternative communication media in different work relationships by 25 university researchers using unscheduled and scheduled face-to-face contact, e-mail, telephone, fax, and desktop videoconferencing. A social network survey provided information about what they communicated, how they communicated, and with whom they communicated. Communication was predominately through unscheduled encounters, e-mail, and scheduled meetings; people rarely videoconferenced, telephoned or faxed. Factor analysis reduced the 24 work relationships to 6 dimensions: Receiving Work, Giving Work, Collaborative Writing, Emotional Support, Sociability, and Computer Programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages94-103
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)081865080X, 9780818650802
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 27th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-27). Part 4 (of 5) - Wailea, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 4 1994Jan 7 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1060-3425

Other

OtherProceedings of the 27th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-27). Part 4 (of 5)
CityWailea, HI, USA
Period1/4/941/7/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Haythornthwaite, C., Wellman, B., & Mantei, M. (1994). Media use and work relationships in a research group. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 94-103). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 4). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/hicss.1994.323496