Undertaking qualitative health research in social virtual worlds

Evelyn McElhinney, Francine M Cheater, Lisa Kidd

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    This paper discusses the methodological challenges of using the 3D social virtual world Second Life for research and offers some solutions on a range of research issues including research ethics committee approval, gaining consent, recruitment of sample, data collection and engagement with 'in - world culture'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1267-1275
    JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
    Issue number6
    Early online date25 Oct 2013
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


    • qualitative health research
    • research methods
    • second life
    • technology
    • virtual world research

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