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Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Arnock » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:12 pm

Greetings Maintankadin


I am currently conducting a research study which compares and contrasts the “stereotypical” gamer with reality. There have been numerous studies throughout the years comparing the habits and lifestyles of average gamers with average non-gamers, however, there has been limited research that compares the lifestyles of the avid gamer to the public perception of them.

As such, this study has two goals:
1. Quantify what the “stereotypical” avid video game player
2. determine if the public’s perception of avid gamers aligns with reality
A key part of my research will stem from this survey.

So, if anyone would like to help out a fellow gamer, please take 5-10 minutes of your time to fill out this survey, I’ll greatly appreciate it.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gamerstereotypes

If you have any questions/comments, post them here or email me at
gamerstereotypes@gmail.com
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Brutalicus » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:30 pm

I answered this survey assuming that, if I'd started my job yet or was in a romantic relationship, I'd be totally forthcoming about my Mass Effect love. Unfortunately, I had to answer "no" for both of these questions to remain completely honest!

I have always embraced the gamer stereotype; maybe because it was only forced upon me through middle school. I've always been orders of magnitude more confident than anyone who derived "popularity" points from calling someone a gamer, though.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Tenaka » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:24 am

Done.

Quick n simple.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby KysenMurrin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:31 am

Ran into a little problem. I'm neither 18-24 nor over 30.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Arnock » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:52 am

Fixed.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Leuthas » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:54 am

Done.

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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Fetzie » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:59 am

Leuthas wrote:Done.

I'm such a nerd.


You're not the only one :)

done too, good luck with your paper.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Brutalicus » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:27 am

Hope you enjoyed my drunken manifesto -__________-
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby mew » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:12 am

Yaaaay, done!
I fucking love surveys.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby sahiel » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:13 am

Done and done! :)
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby laterna » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:20 am

You have my sword!
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby fuzzygeek » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:59 am

And my shield, although I suspect my answers will be a bit of an outlier.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Sabindeus » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:18 pm

I totally filled out your survey but I am a little curious as to what you're expecting your outcome will be using the Maintankadin community as a data source? (seems rather biased way from the stereotype to me is all I'm saying)
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby nyxeos » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:38 pm

Done and done.
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Re: Stereotypes of Gamers

Postby Arnock » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:57 pm

Sabindeus wrote:I totally filled out your survey but I am a little curious as to what you're expecting your outcome will be using the Maintankadin community as a data source? (seems rather biased way from the stereotype to me is all I'm saying)


There are actually two surveys sorted by the first question. One survey(aimed at casual gamers and non gamers) is to determine the stereotype, the second survey(targeted at avid gamers) is to determine whether or not the reality falls in line with the stereotype.

Maintankadin isn't my only source of data, I'm posting it on a few non-gaming websites and getting other students to fill it out as well.


That being said, it is a bit harder to find groups of non-gamers, so if anyone has some casual/non gaming friends who'd be willing to fill this thing out... It would help quite a bit.
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