[game_edu] New Demographics Report?
skg at dsu.edu
Tue Nov 23 18:37:44 EST 2010
Does anyone have an estimate of how much work is/was involved? I'm
looking for an estimate in hours or days of effort, if possible.
On 11/23/2010 4:37 PM, Bill Crosbie wrote:
> Thanks for being our 'institutional memory' on this front. It was
> posted on the IGDA site under Diversity so I jumped to an unfounded
> conclusion. :-)
> Ok, everyone. Are there any of you with anthropology or organizational
> communication majors itching for a project at your institutions?
> Sounds like we have a heck of a project for them to take on.
> If you don't mind, Jason, I will forward your post on in the IGDABoat
> group to see if any of the SIG members were a) involved in the review
> and b) are willing to partner in trying to move this forward.
> It is humbling almost to the point of despair to discover that 15
> dozen screenfuls of ponderous commentary produced by a small
> liberal-arts faculty worth of beardy gamer geeks can, with almost zero
> loss of insight, be reduced to the three panels of a Penny Arcade
> ~ Julian Dibbell quoted in Wired (September 2007)
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM, Jason Della Rocca
> <Jason at perimeterpartners.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Oh yes, would be awesome to do a refresh on the workforce demographics
>> survey! Actually, it was always the plan to do it every year...
>> As a bit of background, the survey was NOT handled by the SIGs.
>> Out of the blue, I got an email from an anthropology student who was
>> looking to do a summer internship/co-op (paid for by the school) and
>> wanted to come work at the IGDA and look into the question of gender
>> in games.
>> After discussing options, we settled on the idea of doing a more
>> comprehensive demographics survey and report. He did the bulk of the
>> survey creation and administration. And he worked with the Women in
>> Games SIG and Diversity Committee and the Accessibility SIG to get
>> their input/feedback on the questions.
>> The student also did the bulk of the analysis and the first draft of
>> the report before his internship was done. I did the final version of
>> report. Again, the various SIGs/committees had a chance to review
>> drafts and provide feedback.
>> Not sure relying on a SIG to do it will get us very far... Good news
>> is that we did post the survey file and the raw data online. So,
>> re-administering it and crunching some comparisons will be less
>> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Bill Crosbie<bill.crosbie at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This is a great idea. That report came out of the diversity SIG. I
>>> know there was talk on the IGDA facebook stream asking about the
>>> status of both the LGBT and Diversity SIGs and there were several
>>> people discussing the need to reboot/kickstart that group.
>>> I'll post a request and see if anyone from that group picks up on
>>> it/gets back with some more information.
>>> It is humbling almost to the point of despair to discover that 15
>>> dozen screenfuls of ponderous commentary produced by a small
>>> liberal-arts faculty worth of beardy gamer geeks can, with almost zero
>>> loss of insight, be reduced to the three panels of a Penny Arcade
>>> ~ Julian Dibbell quoted in Wired (September 2007)
>>> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Beth Aileen Lameman
>>> <beth at bethaileen.com> wrote:
>>>> Hey everyone! I hate to throw out an idea that I have no resources to
>>>> follow-up on myself, but...
>>>> I frequently use the Diversity Survey/Demographics Report
>>>> (http://archives.igda.org/diversity/report.php) as a reference in
>>>> articles and it's starting to feel awfully outdated. 2005 was forever
>>>> ago! (Scary.)
>>>> I am hoping that someone out there will be able to take on running a
>>>> new survey and following up with reports.
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>> Jason Della Rocca
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