Trinity College has made available..
term papers written by undergraduate students in the class “Games for the Web: Ethnography of Massively Multiplayer On-line Games.”
These students used a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods to explore sociological issues associated with massively multiplayer virtual worlds. Each student in the class pursued a different research question. Their term papers (and web logs) are linked below.
In the interests of reciprocity, we are sharing the findings of our research with the gaming community. Please wander through the site at your leisure, and take a look at the student’s preliminary research findings. We would love to hear your constructive feedback, either through e-mail or via postings to student web logs.
I think most teachers should be able to manage reading the papers without being too challenged by academic considerations.