VBusiness Expo in Second Life: My talk
I’ve been asked by the inimitable Sarah ‘Intellagirl’ Robbins to speak at a virtual business expo in Second Life on 26th April (6pm GMT, 11am Pacific). The focus of my talk is closely related to the research i’ve been conducting in the virtual world since 2003 – best practice for researchers when performing human-centred social science enquiry. Here are the deets:
Title: Human-centred research for avatars: Qualtiative and quantitative best practice techniques for exploring the psychology of a virtual world
Abstract: This talk will compare and contrast interview and survey techniques in Second Life, focussing specifically on Resident expectation and researcher responsibility. It will address questions of design and ethics, proposing best practice for social scientists interested in the virtual landscape as a source of field work.
More information as I hear it.
~ by aleks on April 10, 2008.