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

David Grundy

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-247
    JournalGames and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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