Research Students’ Profiles


Ms Chen Xinran

PhD Student (Information Studies)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718

Phone: (65) 67905075
Office: 05-13, WKWSCI

Research, Teaching & Professional Experience

Xinran is currently a PhD candidate in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. Prior to this, Xinran obtained her Master’s degree in Information Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Xinran is pursuing her research in the area of everyday-life information behavior on social media, specifically on addressing the spreading of misinformation, under the supervision of Dr. Joanna Sin and Dr. Theng Yin Leng.

  • Chen, X., Sin, S.-C. J., Theng, Y.-L., & Lee, C. S. (2015). Why do social media users share misinformation? Paper accepted at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2015.
  • Chen, X. (2014). What we talk about when we talk about misinformation on social media: A qualitative content analysis on the sharing of a popular piece of misinformation. Paper presented at the 5th Honors Symposium for Asian PhD Students in Communication Research, Singapore.
  • Chen, X., & Sin, S.-C. J. (2013). ‘Misinformation? What of it?’ Motivations and individual differences in misinformation sharing on social media. In Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 50(1), 1-4.