Of course, without IRB official approval, I won’t be using the results of any of the pilot interview/observations done thus far.
However, my first SL in-world interview took 77 minutes, yielded a chat transcript that is 26 pages long and taught me a whole lot about the logistics of conducting interviews in a virtual world.
It also prompted me to develop a tracking form (part of why the transcript is so long) with 4 columns:
Transcription of verbal field notes
Further reflective notes by researcher
I haven’t gotten to the coding piece, but I am highlighting parts of the interview that jumped out to be as particularly interesting for analysis. I’m using one highlighting color for action items directed at my research method (since the point of pilot activities is to help me refine them) and another color for actual content that looks promising.