Virtual Ethnography

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Brief presentation on virtual ethnographies.

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<ul><li> 1. MethodologyMinuteOnlineEthnographies </li></ul> <p> 2. DoYouInteractDierently InaVirtualEnvironment? WhatIfYouCouldCreateA NewIden(ty 3. WhatTransferrableSkills CanParGcipantsLearnIn OnlineWorlds? HowAreTheySimilarAnd HowAreTheyDierentFrom FaceToFaceEnvironments? FromtheFirstMUDin1979to WoWin2004,WhatVirtual WorldsWillbeAvailablein2020? 4. LargeCollaboraGveCommuniGes (EnvironmentsWithMillionsof Users) OnlineRelaGonshipsandFriendships (IncludingMarriages) HighlyComplexEconomies (VirtualtoRealCurrencyExchange) 5. Methods 6. Strengths Weaknesses 1. LessrestricGonswhensharing onlineexperiencesdueto increasedanonymity. 2. Extensivedataisgathered automaGcally/silentlybythe onlinesystem. 3. Chatlogs,forumdataareeasyfor theresearchertorecord. 4. Doesnotrequirelongdistance travelling.Lowcostsstudies 1. Maybediculttoobtain parGcipantsdemographicaldata. 2. Systemdata/analyGcsmayinclude extensivenoiselimiGngtheusability 3. Dicultygaugingnon-verbalcuesin text-centricenvironments. 4. CommunicaGondiculGesdueto technologicallimitaGons.(E.g. DierentconnecGvityandtyping levels) </p>