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Research into Virtual Reality and the Benefits it may have on Construction Safety Education

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posted on 2019-06-11, 16:04 authored by Bryan T KlineBryan T Kline

The purpose of this study is to determine if Virtual Reality safety training is more effective at teaching fall protection safety than traditional methods of instruction. A literature review of previous research was conducted and a theoretical framework and methodology was developed to test the two groups for this study. The research design is a difference-in-differences method comparing the pre-test and post-test scores of the participants of each group. There will be other small pieces of analysis that will be done to further understand the results of the data collection. The data will be analyzed and interpreted to better understand how the research question was answered in comparison to previous work and the theoretical framework. Finally, other questions that arose during the process will be addressed and future areas for more research will be defined.


Degree Type

  • Master of Science in Building and Construction Management


  • Construction Management Technology

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Clark A. Cory

Additional Committee Member 2

James L. Jenkins

Additional Committee Member 3

Brad L. Benhart