Language Use on Social Media in Young Adults With and Without Autism

Research Study

Hi all, my name is Hannah O’Connor and I am a senior Cognitive and Behavioral Science major at Washington and Lee University. This semester, as part of my senior capstone, I am conducting a research project investigating language use on social media for adolescents with and without autism. I am looking at different types of words used, like how often school or friends are mentioned.

As part of my project, I need 40 participants with autism and 40 participants without between the ages of 18-29 years old. All I need from the participants is a signed consent form. Then, I will follow them on Instagram or Facebook from a private account made specifically for the study to be able to see their posts. I will then look at their posts for the types of words they are using. All information will be kept anonymous with participant IDs assigned to each one rather than real names. After the completion of the study, I will unfollow their profiles, email them that the study is over, and the data will be deleted.

Published on: Feb 16, 2022 at 13:07

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