undergraduate thesis
“IT IS JUST THE EASIER WAY OF LIFE” Qualitative research of experiences of sociality in three-dimensional virtual reality

Ines Horvat (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za sociologiju
Metadata
Title"To je jednostavno lakši način života" Kvalitativno istraživanje iskustava društvenosti unutar virtualne trodimenzionalne stvarnosti
AuthorInes Horvat
Mentor(s)Mirko Petrić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Ovaj se završni rad temelji na kvalitativnom istraživanju provedenom unutar jednog od trodimenzionalnih online chatova. Na temelju podataka prikupljenih online intervjuima, u radu se opisuju segmenti koji čine društveni život u virtualnoj trodimenzionalnoj stvarnosti. Ovo uključuje opisivanje kibernetskih tijela ili avatara kao alata za virtualnu društvenu interakciju, načine socijalizacije i interakcije avatara, te odnose koji nastaju boravkom unutar takvog prostora. Radi se o sklapanju prijateljstva, koje može prerasti u sklapanje virtualne obitelji te romantičnih veza. U radu se nastoji utvrditi uloga tih segmenata za korisnike i korisnice online chata. Također, raspravlja se o tome na koji način se offline život odnosi prema online realnosti, kao i o cjelovitom značaju trodimenzionalnog virtualnog života za njegove korisnike i korisnice.
Keywordsthree-dimensional virtual reality avatars virtual relations online interview
Parallel title (English)“IT IS JUST THE EASIER WAY OF LIFE” Qualitative research of experiences of sociality in three-dimensional virtual reality
Committee MembersKrešimir Krolo (committee chairperson)
Mirko Petrić (committee member)
Sven Marcelić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za sociologiju
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Sociology
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeSociology (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. soc.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-09-27
Parallel abstract (English)
This B.A. thesis is based on qualitative research carried out inside of one of the threedimensional online chats. Based on the data collected by means of online interviews, the thesis deals with the description of the segments that make up the social life inside of virtual three-dimensional reality. This includes the description of cyber-bodies or avatars as tools for virtual social interaction, of the ways of socialization and interaction of the avatars, and of the relations that emerge within such a space. These are about making friends, but can grow into creating a virtual family and romantic relationships. In the thesis, it is attempted to discern the ole of these segments for the users of online chat. Also discussed is the way offline life is related to online reality, as well as the general meaning of three-dimensional virtual life to its users.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)trodimenzionalna virtualna stvarnost avatari virtualni odnosi online intervju
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:239295
CommitterGorica Lovrić