Welcome to the Seventh Issue
It feels great to be back in school again after working for almost 2 years. Being in a seminar with a good prof is so satisfying. I’m also finally in the right place and context to write up some of my data for submission to journals. The task of crystallizing the most important findings from 3 years of online surveys will be challenging and rewarding.
And for all those of you who participate in these surveys, those who discuss the findings on other message boards, or those of you who help publicize the surveys, I just want to express my appreciation for your help because the support from the community is so important in these studies.
This issue focuses more on how different game elements or genres appeal to different people – focusing on gender and age differences. The combined big picture is quite interesting.
Now that I'm at Stanford, I need IRB approval for research on human subjects even with the minimal risks involved with online surveys, but it's a required formality. So I have a protocol proposal pending for the surveys, and as soon as that is approved, I'll start doing the surveys again - hopefully at the beginning of December.
How You Can Help:
- Post a message on your community forum or message board about the findings.
As usual, your comments and feedback are most welcome. Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Great snippet from a forum:
avery: You know how when you're in a fight, and you die, and you don't think you should have, and you get really pissed and yell obscenities at the computer?