Drafting the Research Question and Objectives
Step 1: Identify your field and background/context in a single sentence
This research… fill in the blank with your topic.
This research investigates theatrical themes and how they can relate to a Gamer’s experience.
Step 2: Formulate your CENTRAL research question
It asks, …
It asks whether we can turn to pre-existing theories of audience experience to explain a Gamer’s pull towards certain games.
Step 3: Identify three or four research objectives
These should form a set of coherent and interrelated tasks that map the logical outcomes and demonstrate the parameters of your planned project.
- To identify theatrical devices or manifestos which focus on the audience experience
- To identify “payoffs” for an audience member/gamer
- To establish a set of guidelines or suggestons to apply to user experience design and game writing, as discussed in an exegesis
- To create an interactive experience (game design) which utilises the now-established guidelines to create a game with the identified payoffs.