Collecting data that captures human emotions

Another case study by an Exeter PGR is now available:

This report, by Mrunal Chavda, a Drama PhD student, presents some fairly unusual data management challenges.

Basically, Mrunal is attempting to capture and document emotional responses to dramatic situations using human subjects.

This immediately throws up obvious issues around ethics, confidentiality and the correct use and storage of information covered by the Data Protection Act.

Given the unusual nature of the study there are some unique challenges around data collection – how to ensure the emotions captured are unselfconscious and genuine, and what technologies can be used. Devices must be reliable and robust but also as unobtrusive as possible.

All this is carried out with the purpose of developing a new analytical model based on Rasa aesthetics.

Interesting reading!

For a basic definition of Rasa:


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This post was written by Jill Evans on August 20, 2012

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2 Comments so far

  1. Simon Hodson (@simonhodson99) August 26, 2012 21:30

    Hi Jill,

    Thanks for this. I could not find a link to the case-study. Am I missing something?



  2. Jill Evans August 27, 2012 09:45

    You’re not missing anything – it is there now.

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