Small-Group Behavior in a Virtual and Real Environment: A Comparative Study

  title={Small-Group Behavior in a Virtual and Real Environment: A Comparative Study},
  author={Mel Slater and Amela Sadagic and Martin Usoh and Ralph Schroeder},
  journal={Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments},
This paper describes an experiment that compares behavior in small groups when its members carry out a task in a virtual environment (VE) and then continue the same task in a similar, real-world environment. The purpose of the experiment was not to examine task performance, but to compare various aspects of the social relations among the group members in the two environments. Ten groups of three people each, who had never met before, met first in a shared VE and carried out a task that required… CONTINUE READING
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