Factors Affecting Sense of Presence in a Virtual Reality Social Environment: A Qualitative Study

@article{Riches2019FactorsAS,
  title={Factors Affecting Sense of Presence in a Virtual Reality Social Environment: A Qualitative Study},
  author={Simon Riches and Soha Elghany and Philippa A. Garety and Mar Rus-Calafell and Lucia R. Valmaggia},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2019},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          288-292
        }
}
Sense of presence is an important factor influencing the quality of the virtual reality (VR) experience. However, there is limited understanding of what factors affect presence in virtual environments. This study uses a qualitative methodology, specifically thematic analysis, to investigate factors affecting sense of presence in a VR social environment that has been designed for psychological assessment. After experiencing a virtual bar-room that contained interactions with multiple avatars… 

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