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Unformatted text preview: Online Communication Definitions & Relationships 1 Running Head: ONLINE COMMUNICATION DEFINITIONS & RELATIONSHIPS Varying Definitions of Online Communication and Their Effects on Relationship Research Elizabeth L. Angeli Purdue University The running head cannot exceed 50 characters, including spaces and punctuation. The running heads title should be in capital letters on the title page only. The title should be centered on the page and typed in 12- point Times New Roman Font. It should not be bolded, underlined, or italicized. The authors name and institution should be double- spaced and centered. The running head is a shortened version of the papers full title, and it is used to help readers identify the titles for published articles (even if your paper is not intended for publication, your paper should still have a running head). The title should summarize the papers main idea and identify the variables under discussion and the relationship between them. Green text boxes contain explanations of APA style guidelines. Blue boxes contain directions for writing and citing in APA style. The header should be the same text as the running head but in lower case. Online Communication Definitions & Relationships 2 Abstract This paper explores four published articles that report on results from research conducted on online (Internet) and offline (non-Internet) relationships and their relationship to computer-mediated communication (CMC). The articles, however, vary in their definitions and uses of CMC. Butler, and Kraut (2002) suggest that face-to-face (FtF) interactions are more effective than CMC, defined and used as email, in creating feelings of closeness or intimacy. Other articles define CMC differently and, therefore, offer different results. This paper examines Cummings et al.s research in relation to three other research articles to suggest that all forms of CMC should be studied in order to fully understand how CMC influences online and offline relationships. The abstract should not exceed 120 words. Abbre- viations and acronyms used in the paper should be defined in the abstract. The abstract is a brief summary of the paper, allowing readers to quickly review the main points and purpose of the paper. The section title should be centered and typed in 12 point Times New Roman. Do not indent the first line of the abstract paragraph. All other paragraphs in the paper should be indented. Online Communication Definitions & Relationships 3 Online Communication Definitions Effect on Relationship Research Numerous studies have been conducted on various facets of Internet relationships, focusing on the levels of intimacy, closeness, different communication modalities, and the frequency of use of CMC. However, contradictory results are suggested within this research mostly because only certain aspects of CMC are investigated, for example, email only. Cummings, Butler, and Kraut (2002) suggest that FtF interactions are more effective than CMC (read: email) in creating feelings of closeness or intimacy, while...
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