GamePlay Blog – Academic Methodology
September 18th 2017
The academic methodology I’ve developed focuses mostly on the community aspect of gaming. I’ll be paying close attention to basic statistics as well as some more detailed data pertaining to socialization during play. It is important to note that any “friends” I make reference to while gaming are close friends of mine, and not just other players I’ve been matched with through online play.
I will be monitoring:
- Time played
- If I was multitasking during play
- If I was playing alone or with friends
- How many friends I was playing with
- The mode of communication used
After presenting the data for each game in a table, I will delve into a brief analysis of the information gathered, as well as some insight as to how playing made me feel, think, and act during each session.