Timothy J. Seppala

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Timothy J. Seppala

Engadget, Editor

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His article "Survey shows boys think women are underrepresented in video games" 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, Seppala at least describes the survey as exploratory, although he describes it as a "study" rather than a survey.

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2015 Jul 10

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2016 Mar 06

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Member of GameJournoPros. Not proven to have been active in the list.

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2015 Mar 21

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