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Skeptic debunks study on sexist players performing poorly in games

MWEB GameZone writes: "A study recently found that sexist players perform poorly in games, but how accurate was the research?

After analyzing the study data, a came to the conclusion that the study did not use enough data to show significant correlations.

Do you think it’s mostly 'sore losers' who harass other players in games or is there another, broader issue(for example online anonymity)at the heart of it all?"

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DesVader1182d ago

No big suprise there, it was a strange hypothesis in the first place, I think....

Sillicur1182d ago

Agreed, it was pretty strange

plut0nash1182d ago

I'm going to be one of those guys. I dislike gender studies. They create unnecessary anger and bias where there should be none. I swear all these gender based studies are looking more like power plays by the day. Blah. Yes, I may be criticised for my attitude but that's the way it is.

Sillicur1182d ago

Honestly i dont mind them, unless they are inaccurate and claim findings that are not correct.

RedTriangle531182d ago

IE the vast majority, easily justifying general dislike.

uth111182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

Well a lot of them do seem to start with some questionable conspiracy theory about male power. Then look for things that supposedly reinforce that power. Then they attack those supposedly terrible things so they can steal the power

SonZeRo1182d ago

When the researchers are looking for a specific outcome, facts will be twisted to make it so.

Sillicur1182d ago

Exactly, its good that the study gets called out on that

HanCilliers1182d ago

Good that someone responded back on the study with proper arguments.

Sillicur1182d ago

I would also like some peer reviews on the matter, its an important part of checking a study's validity

Gh05t1182d ago

Funny considering you are the submitter of the original story from the website and also decided to throw in your own sexist comment when someone said basically the same thing that this article said.

flyingwombat331181d ago

Online anonymity doesn't explain sexism, it just makes it easy to get away with. To answer any of these questions, we really have to look at western culture--not the way people behave online. That's the symptom, not the problem.

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