Jillian Kestler D’Amours

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Jillian Kestler D’Amours

Toronto Star, Reporter

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Her article "Boys fed up with sexism in video games: Survey" quotes a discredited survey. The survey’s numerous flaws include: no peer review, very loaded questions, and being taken exclusively over social media with no way to check if the sample truly consisted of the projected demographic of teens (who couldn’t take the survey without adult consent anyway). The survey’s author, too, partially backpedaled on it and admitted it had no claim of academic legitimacy, its only goal having been to start a discussion. Unlike others reporting on the survey, she at least describes the survey as exploratory, although she also shoehorns some imprecise remarks on the GamerGate consumer revolt.

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2015 Jul 10

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2016 Apr 08

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