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Topic: Re:Re:content/form in the media
Posted by: J Rose
Date/Time: 30/05/2003 01:38:41

Hi nj,

Let's assume that some set of 'skill' is gained by certain video games- by the way, this is an assumption that is riddled with potential contradictions.  But let's assume that what is being measured is the increase in some aggragate of behaviors that we identify as a 'skill'. 

While it makes a great headline for a newspaper to use the word 'killing', and while it makes a great soundbite for the researcher, to indentify the unspecified verb 'to kill' as the cause of the increased skill is to mistake a content of the game playing experience with the formal characteristics which are at play.  In reading the article and comments by the so called scientist, it was quicky obvious that the set of variables that might be increasing the skill of the player is clearly independent of he content killing.  The game could just as easily be about rescuing children.  I think the so called scientist would come to this conclusion if proded, but I happen to believe that he/she has a responsibility to represent his/her findings in a way that is congruent with the methodology through which they were obtained.  This, by the way, is why I have such high respect for the authors of "whispering" and how they have gone about describing both what they have discovered and HOW.

J Rose

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
content/form in the media29/05/2003 16:01:08J Rose
     Re:content/form in the media29/05/2003 17:48:56nj
          Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 01:38:41J Rose
               Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 14:18:04Doug Temmins
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:28:15J Rose
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 22:07:38Audry Heshings
               Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media05/06/2003 23:58:57nj
     Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 14:42:01John Schertzer
          Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:00:35Golf Swing Modeler
               Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:14:50John Schertzer
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:21:49J Rose
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:55:07John Schertzer
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 16:13:02J Rose
          Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:16:35J Rose
               Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:45:30John Schertzer
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 15:50:09J Rose
               Re:Re:Re:content/form in the media30/05/2003 22:05:02Terry

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