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Virtual/Online/Digital Ethnographic Methods
Transcript of Virtual/Online/Digital Ethnographic Methods
What is “fair” exchange in-game and how does this transcend the dichotomy of work vs. play?
How do in-game currencies permeate the offline world?
What kinds of constraints are placed on players by game developers? Getting Initial Approval Traditional anthropological theory as basis
Tone: avoid making the project sound more serious than it is
Maintain a high level of reflexivity
How do you play into the social behaviours of your online community?
Draw clear boundaries
Level 80 Human Paladin, Healer, Normal PVE server - Runetotem Key Skills Adaptability
Innovation Ethics and Consent Interview guide (Semi-Structured approach)
Pseudonyms of Pseudonyms
Dealing with minors
Public versus Private chat
For more info: http://aoir.org/documents/ethics-guide/ Data Collection Ethnographic Interview Data
Chat logs - instantly transcribed interviews
Setup server as a private audio chat room (Ex: Ventrilo, Mumble, TeamSpeak)
Special audio programs to record Line In AND Line Out (Ex: Audacity)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ Analysis and Conclusions Microsoft Excel to consolidate responses
There is room for quantitative data in online studies
Change with your changing online community Alicia Hibbert, University of Alberta
firstname.lastname@example.org Virtual/Online/Digital Methods ...Or, I Swear This is Important Work Data Collection and Analysis Participant Observation Data
Screenshots as photography "in the field"
Print Screen and open image in free software editing program:
Screencasts as video "in the field"
Record screen while the online environment of study is open
Jing Research Experience Current Research Thesis Research Focus
Group Methods Research
Project Manager World
Warcraft Ethnography 3:45-7:10 7:00-8:52 4:42-5:55 Why are Online Studies Important? Billions of people conducting part of their lives online
Games: World of Warcraft had over 11 million subscribers in 2008
Social Media: Facebook is reported to have 1 billion users as of Oct 2012
Online communities represent voluntary societies
We can ask questions about the kind of "work" that occurs in online communities - work that people choose to do Geography