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A study on the usage of textism through WhatsApp and the influence it has on one’s writing skills among undergraduates

Yashvini Mathilda, Krishnan (2023) A study on the usage of textism through WhatsApp and the influence it has on one’s writing skills among undergraduates. Final Year Project, UTAR.

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    The purpose of this study is to identify the types of textism that can be found in online chats as well as how textism affects one's writing abilities. The study featured documentation analysis, which included semi-structured interviews with UTAR undergraduate students as well as screenshots of WhatsApp chats from the January 2021 trimester's Introduction to Psychology. The findings of this study, which was entirely qualitative in nature, showed that there were 5 different types of textism that were present. Regarding the semi-structured interview, the results showed that some of them agreed and disagreed that textism has an impact on their writing abilities, but each of them had their own justifications for their own answers. The study does have some limitations, however, and there are some research gaps that should be filled by including a larger and more varied sample of the population. By doing this, it will be easier to draw conclusions about specific issues because different people will have different opinions, which will make the study more valuable and interesting to analyse. Additionally, conducting a semi-structured interview face-to-face can enhance the results by ensuring the validity of the results by obtaining an honest response to each question.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Final Year Project)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Science > Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English Education
    Depositing User: ML Main Library
    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2023 15:54
    Last Modified: 10 Aug 2023 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/5421

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