Vol 3, No 3 (2010)

The Researcher's Toolbox - Part II

Issue Editor: Jeremiah Spence, University of Texas at Austin, USA

This issue presents peer reviewed papers on research methodologies and case studies of how the particular methods are being developed and used in virtual worlds research both in the academy and industry.

Editor's note: This is the 2nd part of the Issue "The Researcher's  Toolbox" (Part I v3(i1) which due to the quantity and quality of the articles submitted had to be devided.

Table of Contents

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Synthesizing Presence: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Literature PDF
Dennis Beck, Paul Fishwick, Rasha Kamhawi, Amy Jo Coffey, Julie Henderson
Collecting conversations: three approaches to obtaining user-to-user communications data from virtual environments PDF
Mika Lehdonvirta, Vili Lehdonvirta, Akira Baba
Developing an Obesity Prevention Intervention in Virtual Worlds: The International Health Challenge in Second Life PDF
Sameer Siddiqi, Scherezade K. Mama, Rebecca E. Lee

Research Papers

Design Principles for Doing Business on Second Life: an immersive ethnographic study PDF
Reza Azeharie, Ravi Shankar Sharma
Virtual Assisted Self Interviewing (VASI): An Expansion of Survey Data Collection Methods to Virtual Worlds by Means of VDCI PDF
Mark W. Bell, Edward Castronova, Gert G. Wagner
Third Places Take First Place in Second Life: Developing a Scale to Measure the ‘Stickiness’ of Virtual World Sites. PDF
Wade Halvorson
Methodology of a Novel Virtual Phenomenology Interview Technique PDF
Ronald M. Knorr, Stephen C. Bronack, Deborah M. Switzer, Lienne F. Medford

Research-in-brief papers

Virtual Worlds Come Of Age PDF
Stuart Barnes
Summative Assessment in Second Life: A Case Study PDF
Remy Olasoji, Stephanie Henderson-Begg

“Think Pieces”

Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Games: What’s the Risk? PDF
Benjamin Sanders, Steven Furnell, Paul Dowland, Shirley Atkinson


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