Student Research Project on Gamers!

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  1. munkygobananas

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    Hey All,

    I'm currently doing a sociological study on the influence of gender on gaming experiences. Would anyone be interesting in filling out a short questionnaire to help out? It will only take five to ten minutes to complete and would help
    a ton! I've posted it below, you can email your completed survey to [email protected] if you don't want to post it here. This is for a school project, not spam or corporate anything! Everything is competely confidential and will only be used for the purposes of the study (which is to get an A in my research class).

    Thanks!

    munky

    Survey Draft

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. I hope to gain a greater understanding of the effect of gender on gamers’ experiences. This research will allow us to see differences and similarities in the way that gender influences both male and female gamers. Please complete the survey to the best of your ability. Thank You!

    Section 1 – Background Information
    These questions focus on demographic information to give us a clear picture of today’s gamer.

    1. What is your age? ___________ years


    2. What is your gender?
    a. Female
    b. Male
    c. Other


    3. What is your primary gaming platform? (please choose only one)
    a. Console
    b. PC
    c. Hand-held Console


    4. Which types of game do you predominately play? (please choose only one)
    a. MMORPG (ex. Everquest, World of Warcraft)
    b. First-Person Shooters (ex. Halo, Half-Life)
    c. Strategy/Puzzle (includes fighting games like Street Fighter)
    d. Racing (planes, trains, automobiles, etc)
    e. Life-Simulation/Artificial Life Games (ex. The Sims, Nintendogs, Second Life)


    5. How long have you been playing video games? __________ years


    6. How many hours per day do you play video games (on average)
    a. 0-2 hours
    b. 2-4 hours
    c. 4-6 hours
    d. Longer than 6 hours

    Section 2 – Gender in Games
    These questions focus on players’ perceptions of gender and how their gender is represented in games.
    (NOTE: For scale questions--5 is very important, 3 is neutral, 1 is not important. Sorry for the bad formatting!!)


    1. Do you prefer to play games with characters of your own gender?
    a. Yes
    b. No
    c. Doesn’t Matter


    2. If you are able to choose the gender of your character, do you choose you own gender over another?
    a. Yes
    b. No
    c. Doesn’t Matter


    3. How important of a consideration do you think is a character’s gender to your enjoyment of a game?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Very important Neutral Not Important

    4. Do you feel that your gender is accurately represented in video games?
    a. Yes
    b. Generally Yes, but not always
    c. About 50/50
    d. Almost never
    e. No, not at all

    5. If given the choice between two identical games where one main character was of your own gender and the other was not, which would you choose?
    a. Own gender
    b. Different gender


    Section 3 – Gender Discrimination in Gaming
    These questions focus on the ways in which other players respond to each others’ genders.

    1. Does the gender of a player determine how you interact with them?
    a. Almost always
    b. Very Often
    c. About half of the time
    d. Rarely
    e. Almost Never


    2. Do you think your gender affects the way other players treat you?
    a. Almost always
    b. Very Often
    c. About half of the time
    d. Rarely
    e. Almost Never


    3. If other players are not aware of your gender, do you specify it?
    a. No, never
    b. Only if asked directly
    c. Yes, always


    4. Do you feel that other players generally react to your gender:
    a. Positively
    b. Neutrally
    c. Negatively



    5. How often do other players acknowledge your gender during gameplay?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    6. How often do other players make negative comments about your gender during gameplay?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    7. How often do other players make positive comments about your gender during gameplay?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    8. How often to other players exclude you from playing because of your gender?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    9. How often do other players attack you/your characters because of your gender?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    10. How often do you feel your gender plays a role in how other players react to you/your characters?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    11. How often do other players use gender slurs or insults referring to people of your gender?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    12. How often do other players express sexual interest in you/your character(s) because of your gender?
    5 4 3 2 1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never


    Thank you for participating in this research! Your input will significantly help form an understanding of gender’s influence on today’s gamer and is greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. Boringman54

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    Sure I'll do it.

    Section 1
    1. 14 years
    2. b)
    3. a)
    4. b)
    5. 8 years
    6. b)

    Section 2
    1. c)
    2. a)
    3. 1
    4. b)
    5. a)

    Section 3
    1. d)
    2. d)
    3. b)
    4. b)
    5. 1
    6. 1
    7. 1
    8. 1
    9. 1
    10. 1
    11. 1
    12. 1
     
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  3. used44

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    Section 1 – Background Information
    1.21
    2. b
    3. a
    4. c
    5. 15
    6. b

    Section 2 – Gender in Games
    1.c
    2. c
    3. 1
    4. d
    5. a

    Section 3 – Gender Discrimination in Gaming
    1.d
    2. d
    3. b
    4. b
    5. 1
    6. 2
    7. 3
    8. 1
    9. 2
    10. 3
    11. 2
    12. 1

    Some of your questions could use some work, but good luck!
     
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  4. schimmel

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    Section 1:
    1) 19 years
    2) b
    3) a and b
    4) a and b
    5) 13 years
    6) b or c depending on the day

    Section 2:
    1) a
    2) a
    3) 1
    4) b
    5) c (making my own option): doesn't matter. Story is what counts

    Section 3
    1) e
    2) b
    3) b
    4) b
    5) 4
    6) 1
    7) 1
    8) 1
    9) 1
    10) 1
    11) 1
    12) 1
     
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  5. Longo_2_guns

    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    Sec 1
    1. 17
    2. b
    3. a
    4. c (no action games?)
    5. 12
    6. b

    Sec 2
    1. c
    2. c
    3. 1
    4. a

    Sec 3
    1. c
    2. c
    3. b
    4. 4
    5. 3
    6. 3
    7. 3
    8. 2
    9. 2
    10. 2
    11. 5
    12. 2
     
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  6. VegasGuru

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    1) 25
    2) Male
    3) Console
    4) None of those if I had to pick it would be C
    5) 19 years
    6) 2-4 hours

    II

    1) C
    2) A
    3) 1
    4) YES
    5) Doesn't matter at all

    III

    1) E
    2) E
    3) B (starting to get weird...)
    4) B
    5) 5
    6) 1
    7) 1
    1's for the rest...

    I'm not trying to be a dick or anything but this is obviously geared towards females. Why not post this in a teeny bopper forum where they are more prevalent?
     
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  7. winempire003

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    1. 23 yrs
    2. Transgender Female, what is other?Platypus?
    3. Console
    4. F: All of the Above
    5. 22 yrs.
    6. C
    ---
    1. a
    2. c
    3. 1
    4. b
    5. a
    ---
    1. e
    2. b
    3. b
    4. a
    5. 4
    6. 3
    7. 1
    8. 1 impossibility
    9. 1
    10. 4
    11. 5
    12. Awwww yeah girlfriend. 5
     
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  8. munkygobananas

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    thank you all!! keep 'em comin ;)
     
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  9. jc00l

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    1. 16
    2. Male...no wait other?
    3. a
    4. a,b,c,d
    5. 14 years (i am assuming)
    6. B
    Section- 2
    1. C
    2. a
    3.1
    4. b, unfortunatly i don't look like duke nukem
    5. Wouldn't play a role in my decision

    Section- 3

    1. D
    2.d
    3.b
    4.b
    5. 5
    6. 1
    7. 1
    8. 1
    9. 1
    10. 3
    11. 1
    12. 1, not mine but i have seen it happen.
     
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  10. MattAY

    MattAY Forum Moderator
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    SECTION ONE

    1. 21
    2. b
    3. a
    4. c
    5. approx. 14 years.
    6. b

    SECTION TWO

    1. c
    2. a
    3. 1
    4. b
    5. a

    SECTION THREE

    1. c
    2. e
    3. b
    4. b
    5. 1
    6. 1
    7. 1
    8. 1
    9. 1
    10. 2
    11. 1
    12. 2
     
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  11. LinksOcarina

    LinksOcarina Rookie

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    1.21 yeard old
    2. B
    3. A
    4. C
    5. C

    Section 2 – Gender in Games
    These questions focus on players’ perceptions of gender and how their gender is represented in games.

    1. C
    2. A
    3. 2
    4.C
    5. A

    Section 3 – Gender Discrimination in Gaming
    These questions focus on the ways in which other players respond to each others’ genders.

    1. E
    2. D
    3. B
    4. B
    5. 3
    6. 4
    7. 2
    8. 1
    9. 1
    10. 1
    11. 3
    12. 2
     
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  12. Rakon

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    Section 1
    1. 18
    2. b)
    3. a)
    4. a)
    5. 13 years
    6. b)

    Section 2
    1. a)
    2. a)
    3. 2
    4. b)
    5. a)

    Section 3
    1. d)
    2. e)
    3. a)
    4. b)
    5. 1
    6. 1
    7. 1
    8. 1
    9. 1
    10. 1
    11. 1
    12. 1
     
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  13. madster111

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    1.[15]
    2.
    3.[flawed - I use PC and xbox 360 equally, which means i would need to seelct 2 options.]
    4.[d]
    5.[6yrs]
    6.[d]
    [sec 2]
    1.
    2.
    3.[3]
    4.
    5.
    [sec 3]
    1.[d]
    2.[c]
    3.
    4.
    5.[3]
    6.[3]
    7.[3]
    8.[3]
    9.[2]
    10.[2]
    11.[2]
    12.[3]
     
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  14. DocMoc

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    Sec. 1
    1. 24
    2. b (why is there an 'other' option?)
    3. a
    4. b
    5. 19
    6. a
    Sec. 2
    1. c
    2. a
    3. 2
    4. c
    5. a
    Sec. 3
    1. d
    2. d
    3. b
    4. b
    5. 2
    6. 2
    7. 2
    8. 1
    9. 2
    10. 2
    11. 2
    12. 2
     
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  15. maca2kx

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    Section 1 – Background Information
    These questions focus on demographic information to give us a clear picture of today’s gamer.

    1. What is your age? 22 years

    2. What is your gender?
    b. Male

    3. What is your primary gaming platform? (please choose only one)
    a. Console

    4. Which types of game do you predominately play? (please choose only one)
    b. First-Person Shooters (ex. Halo, Half-Life)

    5. How long have you been playing video games? 17 years

    6. How many hours per day do you play video games (on average)
    a. 0-2 hours

    Section 2 – Gender in Games
    These questions focus on players’ perceptions of gender and how their gender is represented in games.
    (NOTE: For scale questions--5 is very important, 3 is neutral, 1 is not important. Sorry for the bad formatting!!)


    1. Do you prefer to play games with characters of your own gender?
    c. Doesn’t Matter

    2. If you are able to choose the gender of your character, do you choose you own gender over another?
    a. Yes

    3. How important of a consideration do you think is a character’s gender to your enjoyment of a game?
    1

    4. Do you feel that your gender is accurately represented in video games?
    c. About 50/50

    5. If given the choice between two identical games where one main character was of your own gender and the other was not, which would you choose?
    a. Own gender

    Section 3 – Gender Discrimination in Gaming
    These questions focus on the ways in which other players respond to each others’ genders.

    1. Does the gender of a player determine how you interact with them?
    e. Almost Never

    2. Do you think your gender affects the way other players treat you?
    e. Almost Never

    3. If other players are not aware of your gender, do you specify it?
    b. Only if asked directly

    4. Do you feel that other players generally react to your gender:
    b. Neutrally

    5. How often do other players acknowledge your gender during gameplay?
    1

    6. How often do other players make negative comments about your gender during gameplay?
    1

    7. How often do other players make positive comments about your gender during gameplay?
    1

    8. How often to other players exclude you from playing because of your gender?
    1

    9. How often do other players attack you/your characters because of your gender?
    1

    10. How often do you feel your gender plays a role in how other players react to you/your characters?
    1

    11. How often do other players use gender slurs or insults referring to people of your gender?
    1

    12. How often do other players express sexual interest in you/your character(s) because of your gender?
    2

    Sam
     
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  16. Oscihedgehog

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    Section 1 – Background Information
    These questions focus on demographic information to give us a clear picture of today’s gamer.

    1. What is your age? _15_ years


    2. What is your gender?

    b. Male



    3. What is your primary gaming platform? (please choose only one)

    b. PC



    4. Which types of game do you predominately play? (please choose only one)

    b. First-Person Shooters (ex. Halo, Half-Life)



    5. How long have you been playing video games? _____8/9_____ years


    6. How many hours per day do you play video games (on average)

    d. Longer than 6 hours

    Section 2 – Gender in Games
    These questions focus on players’ perceptions of gender and how their gender is represented in games.
    (NOTE: For scale questions--5 is very important, 3 is neutral, 1 is not important. Sorry for the bad formatting!!)


    1. Do you prefer to play games with characters of your own gender?

    c. Doesn’t Matter


    2. If you are able to choose the gender of your character, do you choose you own gender over another?
    a. Yes



    3. How important of a consideration do you think is a character’s gender to your enjoyment of a game?
    1


    4. Do you feel that your gender is accurately represented in video games?

    b. Generally Yes, but not always

    5. If given the choice between two identical games where one main character was of your own gender and the other was not, which would you choose?
    a. Own gender



    Section 3 – Gender Discrimination in Gaming
    These questions focus on the ways in which other players respond to each others’ genders.

    1. Does the gender of a player determine how you interact with them?

    e. Almost Never


    2. Do you think your gender affects the way other players treat you?

    d. Rarely


    3. If other players are not aware of your gender, do you specify it?

    b. Only if asked directly



    4. Do you feel that other players generally react to your gender:

    b. Neutrally




    5. How often do other players acknowledge your gender during gameplay?
    2
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    6. How often do other players make negative comments about your gender during gameplay?
    1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    7. How often do other players make positive comments about your gender during gameplay?
    3
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    8. How often to other players exclude you from playing because of your gender?
    1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    9. How often do other players attack you/your characters because of your gender?
    1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    10. How often do you feel your gender plays a role in how other players react to you/your characters?
    1
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    11. How often do other players use gender slurs or insults referring to people of your gender?
    2
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never



    12. How often do other players express sexual interest in you/your character(s) because of your gender?
    2
    Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never
     
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  17. tigerlily521985

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    Not Sure if you are still looking for responses, but here goes anyways:

    1. What is your age? 23 years

    2. What is your gender?
    a. Female

    3. What is your primary gaming platform? (please choose only one)
    c. Hand-held Console


    4. Which types of game do you predominately play? (please choose only one)
    c. Strategy/Puzzle (includes fighting games like Street Fighter)

    5. How long have you been playing video games? holy crap... um... 13 years?

    6. How many hours per day do you play video games (on average)
    b. 2-4 hours

    Section 2 – Gender in Games

    1. Do you prefer to play games with characters of your own gender?
    c. Doesn’t Matter

    2. If you are able to choose the gender of your character, do you choose you own gender over another?
    a. Yes

    3. How important of a consideration do you think is a character’s gender to your enjoyment of a game?
    1 Not Important

    4. Do you feel that your gender is accurately represented in video games?
    e. No, not at all

    5. If given the choice between two identical games where one main character was of your own gender and the other was not, which would you choose?
    a. Own gender

    Section 3 – Gender Discrimination in Gaming

    1. Does the gender of a player determine how you interact with them?
    e. Almost Never

    2. Do you think your gender affects the way other players treat you?
    b. Very Often

    3. If other players are not aware of your gender, do you specify it?
    b. Only if asked directly

    4. Do you feel that other players generally react to your gender:
    b. Neutrally

    5. How often do other players acknowledge your gender during gameplay?
    1 Almost Never

    6. How often do other players make negative comments about your gender during gameplay?
    4 About half of the time

    7. How often do other players make positive comments about your gender during gameplay?
    2 Not too often I guess

    8. How often to other players exclude you from playing because of your gender?
    1 Never... 'cause I'd beat them up =)

    9. How often do other players attack you/your characters because of your gender?
    2 Sometimes

    10. How often do you feel your gender plays a role in how other players react to you/your characters?
    3 About half of the time

    11. How often do other players use gender slurs or insults referring to people of your gender?
    3 About half of the time- depends on who I'm playing with

    12. How often do other players express sexual interest in you/your character(s) because of your gender?
    4 occasionaly
     
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