The Presence of stigma among users of the MMORPG RMT : a Hypothetical Case Approach

Grundy, David (2008) The Presence of stigma among users of the MMORPG RMT : a Hypothetical Case Approach. Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media, 3 (2). pp. 225-247. ISSN 1555-4120

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1555412008314131

Abstract

In those massive multiplayer online role-play games in which the real money trade (RMT) is specifically prohibited by the end user license agreement and terms of service, researchers should be aware of the impact of their work into potentially sensitive topic areas. If these users of the RMT secondary market feel they are a stigmatized community, this will potentially directly affect access to data, data integrity, data bias, and the ability to disclose and disseminate back to the research community. A hypothetical qualitative case study approach is applied using three separate research elements to aid in the understanding of why prospective research candidates could potentially feel stigmatized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qualitative research, Ethics
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2010 12:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1215

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