Board Game Jam Study

Have you participated in one (or more) of our OER Board Game Jams?

If so we’re looking for your help.

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley and Dr Eva Murzyn are running a study that will evaluate the Board Game Jams (BGJ) and look for ways to improve them as a tool for learning about Open Educational Resources and copyright.


What does it involve?

Come along to a single focus group session with 2-3 other Board Game Jam attendees and a group moderator (Eva Murzyn). A focus group is a group discussion focused on a particular topic or theme – in this case, the Board game Jam participation.

During the session, you will be asked open ended questions about your Board Game Jam session experience. The questions will cover your expectations and experience of the session, things you found useful, and things you think could be done differently. We’re interested in your views and opinions, and we’d like the focus group to be a lively discussion; there are no right or wrong answers. The discussion will be audio recorded, and later transcribed for the purposes of Thematic Analysis.


How much time will it take?

We will be running focus groups throughout September and October 2017. The focus group typically takes around one hour (60 minutes) in a single session.


What’s in it for you?

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You will receive a whole bunch of gratitude, and the knowledge you are helping to improve future Board Game Jams and educational training at the University.


Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be provided.


Sign me up!

If you’re happy to become involved please email Charlie at so she can arrange a time and date for you to attend a Focus Group.


If you have any questions about the study at any time you can ask Dr Eva Murzyn by emailing her at