Master Maker: Understanding Gaming Skill Through Practice and Habit From Gameplay Behavior

@article{Huang2017MasterMU,
  title={Master Maker: Understanding Gaming Skill Through Practice and Habit From Gameplay Behavior},
  author={Jeff Huang and Eddie Q. Yan and Gifford Cheung and Nachiappan Nagappan and Thomas Zimmermann},
  journal={Topics in cognitive science},
  year={2017},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={437-466}
}
The study of expertise is difficult to do in a laboratory environment due to the challenge of finding people at different skill levels and the lack of time for participants to acquire mastery. In this paper, we report on two studies that analyze naturalistic gameplay data using cohort analysis to better understand how skill relates to practice and habit. Two cohorts are analyzed, each from two different games (Halo Reach and StarCraft 2). Our work follows skill progression through 7 months of… CONTINUE READING
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