Anonymity and Counter-Normative Arguments in Computer-Mediated Discussions:

@inproceedings{Kahai2009AnonymityAC,
  title={Anonymity and Counter-Normative Arguments in Computer-Mediated Discussions:},
  author={Surinder Singh Kahai},
  year={2009}
}
A laboratory study examines (a) the effects of source and participant anonymity on the incidence of counter-normative arguments during computer-mediated discussion of an issue that has a normative position, and (b) how the incidence of counter-normative arguments, in turn, affects members' agreement with the normative position. In source-anonymous groups, members know their group's composition but they do not know who has provided what input. In participant-anonymous groups, members do not know… CONTINUE READING