Dataset: Email as a Communication Medium: A Study of Email in the Workplace, 2000

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine some of the aspects of communicating through communication medium. In this process, the use of e-mail was compared to traditional forms of communication, where the assumption was that this could create a framework for evaluating areas of application. This was based on that e-mail as a communication technology, created a basis for new interactions between people. These interactions differ from traditional modes of communication, but there were also a lot of similarities.

Variable Groups

Full Title

Email as a Communication Medium: A Study of Email in the Workplace, 2000

Identification Number

NSD1682

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Syversen, Marianne Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Syversen, Marianne Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU Primary Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2000 Marianne Syversen, NTNU

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-05-23

Notes

Original data from Marianne Syversen, NTNU are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Email as a Communication Medium: A Study of Email in the Workplace, 2000". Data collected by Marianne Syversen, NTNU. First NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2000 2001

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2000-09 2000-11

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Employees in three companies.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Syversen, Marianne, Norwegian University of Science and Technology  (NTNU)

Sampling Procedure

The sample was drawn from three companies in transport and logistics, computer security and software. By the help of a representative in each of the three companies, the questionnaires were distributed across departments and gender.  
Gross sample: 90 persons
Net sample: 71  persons
Response rate: 76,92 %

Mode of Data Collection

Paper/pencil questionnaire

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