Digiplay FAQ

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Registering with the Digiplay site is not only good for your soul but offers a range of added functions to the site. For example you can:

For our bibliography of digital games research you have the added ability to:

Image of booksBig changes are underway with the Digiplay games research bibliography .

We are giving the full database a thorough clean to get out those nasty things such a multiple entries for the same games research reference, inconsistent capitalisation, and messed up author names.

As part of this processes we removing all the references online so we've got a clean slate to work with.

First of all you need to be a registered user of the Digiplay web site. To do this, click on the 'Create new acccount' text by the log in box on the left.

A lot of time, effort, and expertise goes into collecting quality data and it essentially what researchers build their careers on. As such we aren't in a position to give it to anyone who sends us an email. Key results will always find their way into peer reviewed papers or onto this web site and we welcome research synergies. Under certain circumstances data may be made available on a commercial basis.

Most probably, yes but like most people we like to avoid business calls late at night and at weekend where possible. Email us with an outline of what you are doing along with information on the fees you pay and we'll see what we can do.

Usually this question means, "Do you have funding for me to do a PhD?" Sadly, Digiplay doesn't have money to support research students and where our host institutions do, announcements are made on the Digiplay list. However, where applicable, we are happy to support quality applications for funding (for example to the ESRC for UK nationals) for people wanting to study at CRIC and UCLAN.

Sorry, no. Even if we had the resources, photocopying other people's work and distributing it would be copyright infringement and so illegal.

Try as we might we don't have time to give detailed answers to every request of this nature we get and depending on your research topic we aren't necessarily the best people to ask. We recommend you join the Digiplay discussion list and make use of the collective knowledge there. Of course, your best bet is to make sure you get the support you need within your host institution.

The Digiplay Initiative a research collective specializing in consumer research in the areas of digital games, adoption of technologies, online well-being and intellectual property crime.