Influence of Gender and Viewing Frequency on Quality of Experience
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Some of the most important aspects for content creators and service providers are the content appeal and the time consumed by the end users on a particular application or service. Gender and age can influence the Quality of Experience (QoE) ratings of multimedia based on the nature of the shown content, yet few studies have quantized this notion. In this paper, we zoom in on the influence of gender on user ratings in a video QoE study (N=89) with packet loss as the main system influence factor. We have analyzed the impact of gender on QoE subjective ratings both as a standalone influence factor and in coherence of temporal traits like the frequency of watching online content. We have observed significant trends to highlight the importance of systematically checking and reporting on the impact of basic human factors, such as gender in relation to quality perception with respect to different types of content.