Author Archives: Quijano
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EVE Online’s Character Creation Tool and Race – A virtual talk given via Skype to graduate students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology on November 6th, 2017. Invitation by Dr. Carolyn Guertin
Hi everyone, thanks for having me. I’m happy to be here.
My name is Johansen Quijano. I have published a number of chapters and articles on gaming theory, games and education, and the rhetoric of games, and I have an upcoming book on the rhetoric and composition of video games through McFarland. I’ve also put out a few video games – mostly inspired by JRPGs. I have The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a short game based on the poem of the same name, and The Generica Chronicles, a game that makes fun of the traditional role playing game tropes. I also worked with LNF Translations during the late 90s and early 2000s on patches for Tenchi Muyo and Magic Knight Rayearth. So, that’s me. Again, thanks for having me.
Dr. Guertin asked me to speak to you briefly about EVE Online while focusing on the character creator. I’ll be honest – I think that Dr. Guertin is one of the most insightful thinkers and influential theorists when it comes to games and gaming, and I’m not sure that I’ll be able to add much to her discussions, but I do have some thoughts on EVE – not just the character maker – that I would like to share with you.
Writing for (and about) role playing video games.
A WordPress user left a comment on one of my older posts – the one where I talk about my M.Ed. thesis. She requested that I share with her the (admittedly simple) questionnaire that I used. She writes:
“Glad I saw your website and found many good resources. I’m doing my dissertation research on using MMORPGs to facilitate Enlish vocabulary learning for ELLs. I’m wondersing is that possbile that you could share your questionniare in this study with me? I’m trying to establish a questionnaire, and I think yours must be very helpful for my research. If I’m going to adapt it and use it for my paper, I surely will cite it. Thank you.” – Kathy
The validity of the questionnaire was established using SPSS (under the supervision of one of the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Education statistics faculty, the most senior professor of research methodologies, and the coordinator for Education and ESL research) for content validity, face validity, construct validity, and criterion validity. It was evaluated based on readability, feasibility, clarity and wording, and layout.
The reliability of the questionnaire was determined by first performing small-scale pilot studies and cross-referencing the results for stability, consistency, and equivalence.
You can find the questionnaire here: Questionnaire