Massive internet based gamer research project

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  1. simon69

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    We are conducting a massive world-wide internet based research project investigating the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of those that play videogames on a regular basis (this is not part of an undergraduate project). If you are over the age of 16 please take part, it only takes a couple of minutes to complete and we would be very grateful. If you have any questions there is an email address on the questionnaire for all of your queries. This research is being conducted at the University of Huddersfield and is not some junk marketing scam. Please click here.
     
  2. smallclanger

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    I filled it in, I have to say it looks like it's been written by someone who thinks all gamers are raving lunatics!
     
  3. simon69

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    Thanks, thats not the case, if you want to email me I will explain it to you.
     
  4. lfcmonkey

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    I agree think I best go n smash something now. :D
     
  5. RandomLee

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    Some of the questions in section 2 are well shady and I wouldnt say have anything to do with gaming or gamers.
     
  6. smallclanger

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    How much time do you spend gaming
    How many games do you own
    How old are you
    do you get angry when gaming
    do you like to hit people
    do you think people are laughing at you
    just how angry are you?

    lol - I must be a very calm gamer :D
     
  7. Captain Speedy

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    In a game or my bank? :D
     
  8. Br1an_g

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    can you post your results once complete?

    would be interesting to see them.
     
  9. RandomLee

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    It strikes me as they have an angle that they're going with, and now just have to get the survey results to fit.

    If I have misunderstood then I apologise... I'm just going by what I have read on the survey page.

    Eitherway I think it's about time we as a society just accepted that there's nutters in all walks of life and trying to pin the blame on things like games / movies / music / weed / whatever for the behaviour of a handfull of crazy people is simply an easier option than addressing the real issues that cause these people to do what they do... if you can put a logical reason to it at all.

    I suppose that wouldn't sell papers though would it ;)
     
  10. Lateralus

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    ha this made me laugh :thumbsup:
     
  11. yok0ross

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    looked to me like a psychometric assessment that a lot of companies seem to be doing, i did a similar thing a few years ago that had all sorts of stuff in it and the psychological profile it generated was surprisingly accurate

    i would guess that they are searching for a link between 'angry' people and long hours spent playing video games to sensationalise
     
  12. simon69

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    Hi

    Firstly, I would like to thank all those of you that have taken the time to complete the questionnaire.

    Secondly, all those of you who have tried to guess the aims of the research are wrong, but this is usually the case.

    Thirdly, I have no slant, and as Br1an_g ask's I will post the results of the study but thats a way off yet as I have a few hours of statistics to do, and a few more thousand participants are needed.

    I did laugh at one comment, I do not sell papers and have no interest in the media. I can't count the number of times I have been eating my sugar puffs and watching the breakfast news where they have managed to take one small aspect from a research paper not understand it then report it incorrrectly, only to get the author in to correct them.

    If you have any questions please email me as I dont want to explain the research on the forum for those that have not yet filled in the questionnaire and I can explain a few things.

    I also conduct a lot of research at the Uni where gameplayers can get hooked up to some really good pieces of kit while they play games, so there is scope for anyone to join in in the future if they want.

    I hope this answers your questions
     
  13. mattharesign

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    filled it in, am interested in the results

    interesting you appear to have missed strategy/god games off you list of favourite game types...

    ie civilization etc

    cheers
     
  14. simon69

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    Thanks for that pointer mattharesign
     
  15. mattharesign

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    no bother

    ive been playing civ since it was on the amiga - think thats probably a good 14 years, give or take a few.

    you can't beat a bit of tyrannical world crushing every now and again...

    :D
     
  16. Digital Tench

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    Done!

    Also sent an email as I'm interested in the mechanics of the survey (scope, aims, hypothesis and tools you will be using).....

    .....I'm a statistician.

    Dead exciting me :)
     
  17. sparkymark75

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    I've filled it in.
     
  18. davebutton

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    just done it, :hiya:
     
  19. Raffboner

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    Done it but I wasn't suprised with the question's tbh but hey ho..... Back to the killing. Online I mean:devil:
     
  20. simon69

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    Thanks again, everyone, Lee you have a PM.
     
  21. Kirby

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    Filled it in, different than the market research stuff I have filled in from time to time :D.
     
  22. coops233

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    Completed. Good luck with the research.
     
  23. EEC3

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    Filled it in :thumbsup:

    I can see the headline now

    "34% of people who play more than 15 hours of games a week get into more fights" :D

    Only joking mate ;) best of luck - post the resutls here once you are done if you can
     
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    Filled it out and i'm also interested in the results, i've emailed asking for them once you finished the research, but i think it'd be a good idea to update this thread once they are out.

    Smaz.
     
  25. MarlonSays

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    Filled it in - I see what everyone's saying about the line of questioning on that second section :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:

    Be very interested to see the results..
     
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    Another one filled in :)
     
  27. C225

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    I've filled it in :)
     
  28. simon69

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    Thanks again, I will give a detailed account of the study when it is complete, and the results. Just to settle a few nerves, this research project is not funded by any external bodies or agencies.
     
  29. edwardtickle

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    Just submitted it, am interested to see the results :smashin:
     
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    Submitted :)
     

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