Online Communities in Saudi Arabia

an ethnographic study

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Abstract

This paper presents part of a research project about online communities in Saudi Arabia. The paper will address one of the research sub-questions, that is: What are the key features of participation in online communities in Saudi Arabia? The results presented in this paper are drawn from one of the techniques of data collection used in this research, that is, silent observation, which was conducted over a one-year period. In addition, the paper will discuss briefly the research design, including the research procedures. In its final section, some of the findings from this part of the project are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th ACIS
Subtitle of host publicationInformation Systems, Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherVictoria University of Technology
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)1862726167
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems - Melbourne, Australia, Australia
Duration: 04 Dec 200206 Dec 2002

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ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
CountryAustralia
Period04/12/0206/12/02

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Al-Saggaf, Y., Williamson, C., & Weckert, J. (2002). Online Communities in Saudi Arabia: an ethnographic study. In 13th ACIS: Information Systems, Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems (pp. 1-12). Melbourne: Victoria University of Technology.
Al-Saggaf, Yeslam ; Williamson, Christina ; Weckert, John. / Online Communities in Saudi Arabia : an ethnographic study. 13th ACIS: Information Systems, Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems. Melbourne : Victoria University of Technology, 2002. pp. 1-12
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Al-Saggaf, Y, Williamson, C & Weckert, J 2002, Online Communities in Saudi Arabia: an ethnographic study. in 13th ACIS: Information Systems, Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems. Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, pp. 1-12, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Australia, 04/12/02.

Online Communities in Saudi Arabia : an ethnographic study. / Al-Saggaf, Yeslam; Williamson, Christina; Weckert, John.

13th ACIS: Information Systems, Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems. Melbourne : Victoria University of Technology, 2002. p. 1-12.

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Al-Saggaf Y, Williamson C, Weckert J. Online Communities in Saudi Arabia: an ethnographic study. In 13th ACIS: Information Systems, Enabling Organisations and Society through Information Systems. Melbourne: Victoria University of Technology. 2002. p. 1-12