Video games research: gender inequities

Zupanovic, Igor and Coldwell, Jo 2006, Video games research: gender inequities, in AusWIT 2006: Participation One Year On: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Women in IT Conference, AusWIT, Adelaide, S.A., pp. 1-8.

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Title Video games research: gender inequities
Author(s) Zupanovic, Igor
Coldwell, JoORCID iD for Coldwell, Jo
Conference name Australian Women in IT. Conference (10th: 2006 : Adelaide, S.A.)
Conference location Adelaide, S.A.
Conference dates 4-5 Dec. 2006
Title of proceedings AusWIT 2006: Participation One Year On: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Women in IT Conference
Editor(s) Fisher, Julie
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australian Women in IT Conference
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher AusWIT
Place of publication Adelaide, S.A.
Keyword(s) video games
gender inequities
IT education
games industry
Summary In this paper we explore current research on violence in video games, with a focus on gender inequalities and imbalance, and introduce a project being undertaken as part of an honours programme in Information Technology. The research focuses on the portrayal of violence in games as perceived by future game developers and the parallel issue of lack of female participation as players and developers. Although the project is in its infancy it has already highlighted a major shortcoming in video games research which will have a major impact on the results. Lack of gender representation in the population being surveyed limits the generality of any results obtained, which has a domino effect on the ability of the games industry to address gender issues.
ISBN 0855908238
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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