Email Studies

Investigators have, however, reported more success in using new technology to assess differences between the language of male and female students using email. Here, it is claimed, it is possible to detect whether or not a student's email has been written by a man or a woman by examining the language that is used (Colley et al, 2004; Thomson and Murachver, 2001). Colley et al., for instance, found that female students' emails were longer than those of men, used less offensive language, and contained more humour and exclamation marks when they were sent to other women.

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