Title

Virtual Data Collection Experiment: Don’t Put Me on the Spot!

Location

3033

Format Type

Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2016

End Date

January 2016

Abstract

Virtual data collection might provide more anonymity, while at the same time allowing an affordance to see what other participant(s) in the group think. This presentation describes a data collection experiment that was conducted to see if the participants on a focus group or similar social setting could express themselves more freely when their responses and communication process was mediated by technology. Using the software from the “pollseverywhere.com,” I embedded the polls onto PowerPoint slides, sharing real time responses with focus group participants as they twitted or texted their responses to the questions displayed. In this session I will share my findings from this experiment but I will also repeat the experiment. Furthermore, I propose that virtual experiments might also influence the way in which data is being seen and constructed. One might argue that life, virtual connections, and various types of social interactions is manifesting itself as data.

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Virtual Data Collection Experiment: Don’t Put Me on the Spot!

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Virtual data collection might provide more anonymity, while at the same time allowing an affordance to see what other participant(s) in the group think. This presentation describes a data collection experiment that was conducted to see if the participants on a focus group or similar social setting could express themselves more freely when their responses and communication process was mediated by technology. Using the software from the “pollseverywhere.com,” I embedded the polls onto PowerPoint slides, sharing real time responses with focus group participants as they twitted or texted their responses to the questions displayed. In this session I will share my findings from this experiment but I will also repeat the experiment. Furthermore, I propose that virtual experiments might also influence the way in which data is being seen and constructed. One might argue that life, virtual connections, and various types of social interactions is manifesting itself as data.