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Title:Challenges and Opportunities in Virtual Worlds: Informed Consent and Data Collection
Author(s):Karlova, Natascha A.; Marino, John L.; Lin, Peyina; Eisenberg, Michael B.
Subject(s):information problem solving
virtual worlds
information practices
online communities
research methods
Abstract:This paper introduces innovative techniques for conducting research in virtual worlds. We analyze two unique methods: 1) informed consent via a `consent bot' and 2) data collection via a `Heads-Up Display'. Such methods represent novel solutions that can be extended to other online research settings.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Karlova, N. A., Marino, J. L., Lin, P., & Eisenberg, M. B. (2014). Challenges and Opportunities in Virtual Worlds: Informed Consent and Data Collection. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 798 - 803). doi:10.9776/14385
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47282
DOI:10.9776/14385
Other Identifier(s):385
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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