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And, how is that study coming along? Also, by being informed of being in a study, do we taint your results?
Seven years of informal documentation and observation (here at TG, and a few more elsewhere). This is a long term study. I'll probably continue to observe and collect data for another 13 years before writing a book about virtual FPS military gaming.
The study is in the genre of the autoethnography, which makes my experience the focus of the study, thus the issue of tainted results is not quite relevant.
I recently taught a course using the text Communities of Play by anthropologist (and game designer) Celia Pearce, another autoenthographic look at online gaming. It nicely frames some basic issues.
Soon, very soon, I will start a blog specifically devoted to writing the ethnography of TG. Feedback from the community will be an important part of the process.