Social Responses To Questions

(Richard Millington) #1

An interesting paper to note:

Contrary to the theory of reciprocity, and in line with predictions by the bystander effect, we found that receiving high quality answers negatively influenced new knowledge seekers’ future likelihood of knowledge contribution.

Consistent with the social exchange theory, receiving high quality answers positively affected newcomers’ future knowledge seeking behaviors. Social responses (votes to the new members’ questions) were found to have strong positive effects on both newcomers’ future knowledge contribution and seeking behaviors.

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(Alessio Fattorini) #2

Ehi Rich,
what do you mean with “stress the impact or influence of the question” ? Can you provide us some examples?

(Kathleen Ulrich) #3

HI I would love to see more on this topic, too.

(Richard Millington) #4

@Kathy and @ale_fattorini,

I meant highlight the importance of the question to others and to them, identify who or how it might help etc…Generally making them feel like they did a good thing by asking the question in the first place.