Understanding Communication Technology and Social Behavior

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 provided more information and invited to participate in the full study, which includes a training session and 6 separate 1-hour sessions that will be completed over 6 weeks. Including set up meetings and surveys, your total time commitment is expected to be between 7 and 8 hours. 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.com gift card and up to an additional $90 in performance bonuses throughout the study. 

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: Danhua Zhang. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact her at zhan5954@umn.eduYou may also contact the principal investigators of this study at any time: Dr. Evan Suma Rosenberg (suma@umn.edu) or Dr. Richard Landers (lande065@umn.edu). This research has been reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) within the Human Research Protection 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 z.umn.edu/participants.

For more information, please see the list below:

Research Team
Illusioneering Lab: https://illusioneering.cs.umn.edu/
TNTLAB: https://rlanders.net/

Institutional Review Board (IRB): https://research.umn.edu/units/irb
Human Research Protection Program (HRPP): https://research.umn.edu/units/hrpp