Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Theses & dissertations (College of Business)

First Advisor

Brian E. Mennecke

Abstract

The objectives of this research are to demonstrate how text was used in (1) developing a theory to examine collaborative interaction in virtual worlds, (2) creating a framework for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of dealing with large text datasets for social network analysis, and (3) approaching an understanding of the role of meaning individuals attribute to their mobile devices.

Copyright Owner

Janea Triplett

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

127 pages

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