How Colorful Was Your Day? Why Questionnaires Cannot Assess Presence in Virtual Environments

  title={How Colorful Was Your Day? Why Questionnaires Cannot Assess Presence in Virtual Environments},
  author={Mel Slater},
  journal={Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments},
This paper argues that a scientific basis for presence as it's usually understood in virtual environments research, can not be established on the basis of postexperience presence questionnaires alone. To illustrate the point, an arbitrary mental attribute called colorfulness of the experience is conjured up, and a set of questions administered to 74 respondents with an online questionnaire. The results suggested that colorfulness of yesterday's experiences was associated with the extent to… CONTINUE READING
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