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Using metrics to describe the participative stances of members within discussion forums.

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BACKGROUND: Researchers using forums and online focus groups need to ensure they are safe and need tools to make best use of the data. We explored the use of metrics that would allow better forum management and more effective analysis of participant contributions. OBJECTIVE: To report retrospectively calculated metrics from self-harm discussion forums and to assess whether metrics add to other methods such as discourse analysis. We asked (1) which metrics are most useful to compare and manage...

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10.2196/jmir.1591

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Journal:
Journal of medical Internet research
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
e3
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1438-8871
ISSN:
1439-4456
URN:
uuid:ab6d4ce8-ae02-4bdb-bc5a-9be55ac7db86
Source identifiers:
470846
Local pid:
pubs:470846

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