Pitfalls in 3-D Virtual Worlds Health Project Evaluations: The Trap of Drug-trial-style Media Comparative Studies

Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Inocencio Maramba


This 'think-piece' proposes to avoid evaluation trials comparing 3-D virtual worlds and the flat Web, and to instead investigate and evaluate the two modalities as different but complementary and synergistic media rather than as competing media trying to replace one another.


evaluation studies; health; healthcare; media comparative studies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4101/jvwr.v2i2.669

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