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.


Title Video games research: gender inequities
Author(s) Zupanovic, Igor
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
Start page 1
End page 8
Publisher AusWIT
Place of publication Adelaide, S.A.
Keyword(s) video games
violence
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
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006035

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