J (sassysha) wrote in gamelove,

Resident Evil Outbreak Research - Looking for Female Participants

Dear Fellow Gamers,
I, Joanna Robinson, Graduate Student, from the Department of Communications, Popular Culture & Film, Brock University (www.brocku.ca ), invite you to participate in a research project entitled Gender, Representations & Interactions in Resident Evil Online.

The purpose of this research project is to explore the different ways players interact in Resident Evil Online and how they think and feel about Resident Evil Online’s characters as their virtual bodies. It is also about how you play the game, other than how it was designed to be played.

I am particularly interested in talking with female REO gamers (as well as male) of any age that play Resident Evil Outbreak online, or have played it!

The expected duration is a 40-60 minute interview (by web-messaging or email) and an optional 10-30 minute session playing Resident Evil Online.

This research should benefit games research in general, by providing an important historical case study of an online console game community, as well as generating recommendations for gender inclusive game design in the future.

This is a single site project, conducted by one researcher using her password protected home office computer.
If you have any pertinent questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Brock University Research Ethics Officer (905 688-5550 ext 3035, reb@brocku.ca) There are no funds raised or profits gained by this research.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jrobinson@brocku.ca. There are also details on my website.

Thank you,


Joanna S. Robinson Dale Bradley
Graduate Student Assistant Professor
(905) 935-3138 (905) 688 5550 ext 3180
jrobinson@brocku.ca dbradley@brocku.ca
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