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Looking For Contributor [Research] Understanding Communication Technology and Social Behavior

Discussion in 'Non Commercial Collaboration' started by TNTLAB, Jul 19, 2021.



    Jul 19, 2021
    The Illusioneering Lab and TNTLAB at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are seeking participants for a research study of social behavior in virtual reality and web conferencing environments. If you are eligible and choose to take part in the study, you will be asked to participate in a series of group activities using web conferencing software and in a virtual environment. You must already have access to a virtual reality system and be comfortable with its operation. If you pass eligibility requirements, you will be invited to participate in the full study, which includes training and 6 separate 1 hour sessions that must be completed over the course of 6 weeks. You will also be asked to complete a set of questionnaires outside of the session, taking approximately 1 hour in total to complete.

    For participating in the full study, you will receive a $100 amazon gift card and have the opportunity to receive performance bonuses throughout the study.

    Participation Requirements:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Able to communicate in written and spoken English
    • Currently live in the United States (US)
    • Normal vision or corrected vision using glasses or contact lenses
    • Have access to a Oculus Quest or an Oculus Quest2 headset and controllers
    • Be willing to sideload software onto the Quest device
    • Have access to a PC with internet, a microphone, and a webcam
    • Must not have a history of epilepsy, seizures, or severe motion sickness
    Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you are interested in participating, please complete the survey below. You will then be notified if you are eligible to participate and will be given more details about the study.


    The researcher conducting this study is: Sebastian Marin. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact him at You may also contact the principal investigators of this study at any time: Dr. Evan Suma Rosenberg ( or Dr. Richard Landers ( research has been reviewed and approved by an IRB within the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP). To share feedback privately with the HRPP about your research experience, call the Research Participants’ Advocate Line at 612-625-1650 (Toll Free: 1-888-224-8636) or go to