Logic and Method of Phenomenological Research for Online Games

온라인게임 연구를 위한 현상학적 연구의 논리와 방법

  • Kim, Ki-Suk (Dept. of Holography 3D Contents, Kwangwoon Graduate School) ;
  • Shim, Sun-Ae (Dept. of Holography 3D Contents, Kwangwoon Graduate School) ;
  • Jong, Hyung-Won (Dept. of Game Studies, Kwangwoon Graduate School of Information Contents)
  • 김기석 (광운대학교 일반대학원 홀로그래피3D콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 심선애 (광운대학교 일반대학원 홀로그래피3D콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 정형원 (광운대학교 정보콘텐츠대학원 게임학과)
  • Received : 2015.09.25
  • Accepted : 2015.11.20
  • Published : 2015.11.28


The purpose of the present study is to understand the cultural aspects of the games through the logic and methods of phenomenological study for online games and to propose phenomenological research methods to many researchers performing various studies on the characteristics, addiction, culture, nature, features and types of the players. In particular, the way was investigated to study the game culture through the logic and methods of phenomenological study. Phenomenological research methods will help how to understand the game as a way to understand the cultural context of the specific and vivid life of gamers experience and human reality. This study is expected to inspire continuously more interesting and persistent phenomenological studies of many researchers with interests in the new research methods.


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