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Constructing a Virtual World as a Research Tool: Lessons Learned from the First Iteration in the Development of Greenland

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1 Author(s)
Travis L. Ross ; Dept. of Telecommun., Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN, USA

This paper draws from insights gained while constructing a virtual world named Greenland at Indiana University. The first section, examines the theoretical evidence supporting the use of virtual worlds as experimental research tools. The second, addresses a few of the practical concerns a researcher will encounter when attempting to construct a virtual world. And the final section, presents a hypothetical design for a virtual world, which could be used to gather empirical evidence regarding the management of a common-pool resource.

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Computational Science and Engineering, 2009. CSE '09. International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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29-31 Aug. 2009