Instructions to Co-researchers

 

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Thank you for your interest in my dissertation research on the experience of Being-With on-line in a multi-user game.. I value the unique contribution that you can make to my study and am excited about the possibility of your participation in it. The purpose of this letter is to reiterate some of the things that we have already discussed and the secure your signature on the participation-release form which you will find attached.

The research model I am using is a qualitative one through which I am seeking comprehensive depictions or descriptions of your experience. In this way I hope to illuminate or answer my question.

Through your participation as a co-researcher, I hope to understand the essence of the phenomenon as it reveals itself in your experience. You will be asked to recall specific episodes or events in your life in which you experienced the phenomenon we are investigating. I am seeking vivid, accurate, and comprehensive portrayals of what these experiences were like you; your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as situations, events, places, and people connected with your experience. You may also wish to share personal logs or journals with me or other ways you have recorded your experience - for example, in letters, poems, artwork, or demos.

I value your participation and thank you for the commitment of time, energy and effort. If you have any further questions before signing the release form or if there is a problem with the date and time of our meeting, contact information is below.

Sincerely,

 

Kyle A. Glasgow, M.A., L.L.P., C.Ht.

kyle@aum-web.com