Social Interaction across the Media Interpersonal Communication on the Internet, Telephone, and Face-to-Face Bayman, N., Zhang, Y. & Lin, M. (2005). Social interactions across media. New Media and Society, 6, 299-316. Research Questions: (RQ1) “What kinds of internet media do college students report using for significant social interactions?” (RQ2) “What are the relative frequencies of significant voluntary social interactions that college students report conducting on the internet in comparison to face-to-face conversations and telephone calls?” (RQ3) “How many media do students report using for significant social interactions over a three to five-day time span?” (RQ4) “On average, how many relationships are sustained only through the internet?” (RQ5) “What are the relative percentages of students’ social relationships that are maintained at least in part through the use of the internet in comparison to those maintained at least in part through face-to-face communication, telephone calls, and
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