Playing in the digital sandbox: An exploration of social play behaviours in Minecraft

@inproceedings{Pauls2017PlayingIT,
  title={Playing in the digital sandbox: An exploration of social play behaviours in Minecraft},
  author={Katherine Pauls},
  year={2017}
}
This qualitative study looks at children’s social play behaviours during online Minecraft play, focusing on the research questions: 1. What types of social behaviours are taking place in digital play? 2. Do social play behaviours look different in digital play than in Parten’s (1932) foundational study? Through observation of four online play sessions of five participants, ages 7-10, and follow-up interviews, a rich description of social play behaviours was recorded and six play episodes were… CONTINUE READING

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