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Vatanen, A., Spets, H., Siromaa, M., Rauniomaa, M., & Keisanen, T. (2022). Experiences in Collecting 360° Video Data and Collaborating Remotely in Virtual Reality. QuiViRR: Qualitative Video Research Reports, 3, a0005.

Experiences in collecting 360° video data and collaborating remotely in virtual reality

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Author: Vatanen, Anna1; Spets, Heidi1; Siromaa, Maarit1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Aalborg University, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-06-07


This paper reports on a pilot project called Remote Research and Collaboration Using VR and 360° Video (RReCo) that was carried out in late Spring 2021 at the University of Oulu, Finland. The project explored new ways of collecting, viewing and analysing video data for the purposes of engaging in remote, collaborative research on social interaction and activity. Here we share our experiences in collecting different types of video data, especially 360°, and relate those to our user experiences in analysing the data together in virtual reality. Our remote multisite data sessions were organised using software for immersive qualitative analytics, virtual reality and live streaming. In this paper, we also reflect on the similarities and differences between our data sets, especially with view to how awareness of different technical setups may help in making informed choices, and thereby increase the reliability of research on social interaction.

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Series: QuiViRR
ISSN: 2597-2456
ISSN-E: 2597-2456
ISSN-L: 2597-2456
Volume: 3
Article number: a0005
DOI: 10.54337/ojs.quivirr.v3.2022.a0005
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
Funding: The pilot project Remote Research Collaboration Using VR and 360° Video (RReCo) received funding from the GenZ profiling project at the University of Oulu, Finland.
Copyright information: Copyright remains with the author/creator(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.