Применение нарративного анализа к изучению идентичностей в рамках виртуальной этнографии: возможности и ограничения
Essence of virtual space differs from daily routine because of anonymity, wide accessibility, physical atomization and etc. In this article authors try to outline, why it is beneficial to use narrative analysis in virtual ethnography, which techniques are appropriate due to the specifics of the digital environment. Article sheds the light upon the peculiarities of identity construction process in virtual reality and why it is important to use narrative analysis for its research. Article is divided into three parts: in the first part form and content of qualitative data in virtual environment are described, the second is dedicated to discussion of the identity construction process in digital world, and in the final part authors analyze the necessary steps and features of narrative analysis, applied to identity exploration in virtual reality.