Department of Curriculum and Instruction  

Title of Study: Expertise in Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Investigator(s): P.G. Schrader, Ph.D.

Contact Phone Number: 702-895-3331


Purpose of the Study

You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to explore expertise as it relates to multiplayer role playing games.


You are being asked to participate in the study because you play or have played these games and have shown some expertise.


If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey covers questions related to your gaming experiences and expertise.      

Benefits of Participation

There may not be direct benefits to you as a participant in this study. However, we hope to learn how gamers master their characters and the gaming environment. This will improve our understanding of learning in general within gaming environments and will hopefully offer insight into expertise within similar educational games.

Risks of Participation

There are risks involved in all research studies. This study is anticipated to include only minimal risks. You will be asked to complete a survey of responses which involves your memory of previous events. It is possible that those memories are unpleasant.

Cost /Compensation

There is no financial cost to you to participate in this study. The study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will not be compensated for your time.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, you may contact P.G. Schrader at 702-895-3331. For questions regarding the rights of research subjects, any complaints or comments regarding the manner in which the study is being conducted you may contact the UNLV Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 702-895-2794.

Voluntary Participation

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate in this study or in any part of this study. You may withdraw at any time without prejudice to your relations with the university. You are encouraged to ask questions about this study at the beginning or any time during the research study.


All information gathered in this study is anonymous. Names and information will not be collected. Once collected, survey responses will be stored on an encrypted hard drive within a locked facility at UNLV for at least 3 years after completion of the study. After the storage time the information gathered will be destroyed.

Participant Consent:

I have read the above information and agree to participate in this study. By clicking on the link, I verify that I am at least 18 years of age.


I agree to the above terms and wish to take the SURVEY!


I do NOT agree and wish to leave now.