Research Plan

Phase 1: Literature Review

Phase 2: Pilot Study

The research is a convergent, mixed methods pilot study which will involve a focus on:

  • Reasons for taking part in eSports (both individually and as a school/community), 
  • Perceived outcomes for the children and young people who participated, and 
  • Awareness and reception to the eSports initiative within the broader school community.
  • Children and young people's experiences, aspirations, attitudes and behaviours in relation to eSports. 

Interviews, surveys and focus groups will be employed with teachers/coaches; student gamers; their peers; and the broader school community.

Phase 3: National Study of eSports High School Competition Gamers (To be funded)