What makes a Participative Tool Elicit more Sample Views? Discussion with Supportive Means for Mutual Benefit

Sahab, Sofia and Haqbeen, Jawad and Ito, Takayuki (2021) What makes a Participative Tool Elicit more Sample Views? Discussion with Supportive Means for Mutual Benefit. CITIES 20.50 – Creating Habitats for the 3rd Millennium: Smart – Sustainable – Climate Neutral. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2021, 26th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 1089-1099. ISSN 2521-3938

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Online discussion forums and survey applications are being used to elicit the opinions of people in online communities that could be used as the observation data for research and development. However, online collaboration-related problems such as low level of interest to participate and interaction among users arise due to the absence of mutual interests in the design of some of these tools. Many researchers have also found recruiting subjects for their studies through these tools very difficult, particularly in less developed countries like Afghanistan. Consequently, it is critical to find approachesthat incorporate someincentivemechanisms in order to stimulate participation in these forums, thereby serving the mutual benefits of researchers and their subjects/participants. Incentive mechanisms play a prominent role in stimulating users' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to participate in online forums and enhance interactivity. However, the incentive mechanisms with appreciable prospects for stimulating the participation and interactivity of people in online forums remains poorly understood, and therefore has not been subjected to experimental comparative validation. This paper highlights how financial motivation could serve as a supplemental incentive to virtual incentives in an online discussion forum. Towards that end, the authors conducted a comparative validation exercise/experiment with online communities in Afghanistanto assess how an efficient motivator could be utilisedtoincrease the overall participation of people with shared interests in online forums. In particular, online discussions was conducted, using a discussion forum with and without incentive, and an online survey was conducted using an online questionnaire without incentive. D-Agree was used as the online discussion instrument while SurveyMonkey associated with SVMK Inc. was used as the survey instrument for this study. The duration of data collection for each method was 17 days.We aimed to find outthe research methodological data collection and participative tools which ensure online communities' mutual benefit and stimulate quality participation and sharing of opinions. Based on the discussions and survey annotation files observation, and quantitative analysis of participants,we identified the participation and discussion performance metrics that describethe viability of the discussion forum with incentives as the most efficient method for increasing overall forum participation since it outperformedthe other two used in the experiment: discussion and survey forums without incentives. In addition, our quantitative analysis of participation from discussion and survey forums without incentives revealed that participation in online discussions without financial incentives, but with virtual incentives is higher than online survey forum without both incentives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: discussion system, data collection, Online survey, Online discussion, online participation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 21:31
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 17:54
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/834

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