Game Research Methods book

The new book Game Research Methods, edited by Petri Lankoski & Staffan Björk, has been published by Carnegie Mellon University's ETC Press and released under a Creative Commons license. It can be downloaded for free in PDF format at

The book features a chapter on "In-depth interviews for game research," written by Amanda Cote and Julia G. Raz, current and now-graduated (respectively) grad students here at U-M.

Here's ETC Press's blurb:

Games are increasingly becoming the focus for research due to their cultural and economic impact on modern society. However, there are many different types of approaches and methods than can be applied to understanding games or those that play games. This book provides an introduction to various game research methods that are useful to students in all levels of higher education covering both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. In addition, approaches using game development for research is described. Each method is described in its own chapter by a researcher with practical experience of applying the method to topic of games. Through this, the book provides an overview of research methods that enable us to better our understanding on games.