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Massive Multiplayer Games and Behavior - Thesis Survey

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Lisento Slaven
The Drekla Consortium
#1 - 2013-04-17 13:47:37 UTC
Hello everyone,

Finishing up my masters thesis regarding MMO's and self-perceived behavior. If you could please take a moment out of your time to take this survey, or if you know someone who would be interested in participating please pass it along! Below is the general advert and link for the completely anonymous online survey. Thank you in advance if you take the survey or pass it along to anyone you know!

Lisento Slaven

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An online study regarding massive multiplayer online games (MMO’s) and behavior is looking for participants. If you are at least 18 years old, currently living within the United States and have played an MMO within the last three months then you are eligible to participate. This study is investigating the relationship between playing MMO’s and behavior as well as between motivations for playing MMO’s and behavior. Your participation will help the scientific community acquire necessary research on electronic gaming.

If you know people who may fit the criteria and may be interested in participating in this survey, you are welcome and encouraged to provide them with this information and web link.

LINK TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE: http://isprsurvey.purduecal.edu/survey/intweb.dll/project/cawi/mmostudy1

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Random McNally
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#2 - 2013-04-17 17:53:42 UTC
submitted.

GL on your thesis.

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Slymah
DorpCorp
#3 - 2013-04-17 23:42:30 UTC
I will gladly fill out the survey just as soon as I see my wallet start flashing.

I figure 10 million isk should do it.
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#4 - 2013-04-18 00:53:53 UTC
i took the survey =p

i was a little worried about this disclaimer though: Big smile

Counseling Information
If you experienced any discomfort at any time while participating, you may wish to contact a mental health professional. You can find local therapy services from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy at www.therapistlocator.net

wtf? it's a survey. lol
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2013-04-18 01:00:22 UTC
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i took the survey =p

i was a little worried about this disclaimer though: Big smile

Counseling Information
If you experienced any discomfort at any time while participating, you may wish to contact a mental health professional. You can find local therapy services from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy at www.therapistlocator.net

wtf? it's a survey. lol


This survey almost ended my marriage but the mental health professional saved it Big smile

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NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#6 - 2013-04-18 04:40:44 UTC
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Nec Aspera Terrent
#7 - 2013-04-23 01:46:25 UTC
Taken! Good luck!
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#8 - 2013-04-23 02:08:25 UTC
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
. You can find local therapy services from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy at www.therapistlocator.net


Almost sounds like one of those Gay-Reversion Therapy crackpot associations Lol

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Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#9 - 2013-04-23 15:14:15 UTC
I do not live in the USA , Scumbag Survey dropped me out meh X

At least I tried ...

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Buhhdust Princess
Mind Games.
Suddenly Spaceships.
#10 - 2013-04-23 15:17:07 UTC
ARGH I WAS GONNA DO IT THEN I REALISED I DON'T LIVE IN USA WTFFF
Zimmy Zeta
Perkone
Caldari State
#11 - 2013-04-23 15:21:59 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
. You can find local therapy services from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy at www.therapistlocator.net


Almost sounds like one of those Gay-Reversion Therapy crackpot associations Lol



a rather unfortunate name for a domain.

I was reading: www The Rapist Locator(dot)net...and was going full WTF. English is a funny language.

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Rain6639
Simulacra and Simulation
Goonswarm Federation
#12 - 2013-04-23 17:49:45 UTC
it just occurred to me, how my EVE behavior relates to my irl self

I'm the same person, except in-game and on forums (several, not just EVE) I'm more likely to share my thoughts than in person.

some people are completely different, I have heard. use MMOs to live out the life of a villain, etc. me, I'm just more open. I usually won't bother people with what is on my mind (and there is no guarantee it has anything to do with what is on theirs).

but on forums, discussions are designated by topics.

I like the organized conversation of forums better than real-time irl convos.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#13 - 2013-04-23 17:54:53 UTC
Zimmy Zeta wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
. You can find local therapy services from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy at www.therapistlocator.net


Almost sounds like one of those Gay-Reversion Therapy crackpot associations Lol



a rather unfortunate name for a domain.

I was reading: www The Rapist Locator(dot)net...and was going full WTF. English is a funny language.


Cannot be unseen.

I lol'd.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#14 - 2013-04-23 19:29:45 UTC
Rain6639 wrote:
it just occurred to me, how my EVE behavior relates to my irl self

I'm the same person, except in-game and on forums (several, not just EVE) I'm more likely to share my thoughts than in person.

some people are completely different, I have heard. use MMOs to live out the life of a villain, etc. me, I'm just more open. I usually won't bother people with what is on my mind (and there is no guarantee it has anything to do with what is on theirs).

but on forums, discussions are designated by topics.

I like the organized conversation of forums better than real-time irl convos.


maybe this is why i text so much. i've been guilty of ignoring a friends phone call and then immediately texting them back with some random excuse and "need something?"

plus, in real life conversations, if you mishear something...you can't just scroll the conversation back up to confirm your ears. lol
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#15 - 2013-04-23 19:37:42 UTC
Doh, I was *too* sincere and answered I don't live in the US of A along with all those who are not eighteen years old and it kicked me out. Sad
Lisento Slaven
The Drekla Consortium
#16 - 2013-04-23 23:24:10 UTC
Brujo Loco wrote:
I do not live in the USA , Scumbag Survey dropped me out meh X

At least I tried ...


Indeed. For the purpose of this project I limited the population to US residents (not necessarily citizens). I realize this leaves out a lot of people on EVE and I apologize for that!

Maybe in the future I will have the opportunity to do a followup for other areas :)
Hrothgar Nilsson
#17 - 2013-04-24 13:09:29 UTC
Seems like OP is trying to see if there's a link between aspects of MMO play and conflict/violence.

Well, good luck.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#18 - 2013-04-24 14:39:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Khergit Deserters
That survey made me so angry that I smashed my hamburger! Evil

[Just joking OP. Was a good survey, I thought. A lot of surveys have questions with built-in assumptions-- followed by a limited choice of answers that are also full of assumptions. Yours didn't do that.] Smile
Marie Hartinez
Aries Munitions and Defense
#19 - 2013-04-24 18:07:27 UTC
Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:
Seems like OP is trying to see if there's a link between aspects of MMO play and conflict/violence.

Well, good luck.


I have to call shenanigans on the whole video game/violence link thing.

I'm 42 and been around computers since I was 12. My first computer was a C-64 and I used to play all kinds of games in middle and high school. I still play all kinds of games either by myself, or with my daughter. I just make sure to monitor what she plays and for how long as she has other responsibilities like homework, school, and chores.

I'm in no way a confrontational or violent person. I never go looking for a fight, but I will defend myself or my family if need be. I much prefer trying to talk and figuring out a solution to avoid a fight.

I have been called stubborn and out spoken by my boss. I'm like that because I refuse to do anything that I know to be a safety violation, unethical, or possibly illegal. He likes to intimate people into doing things they should not do by either using his size or saying someone else would do it, so should you. I've find that just by "sticking to my guns" he'll back down.

Surrender is still your slightly less painful option.

Lisento Slaven
The Drekla Consortium
#20 - 2013-05-01 14:01:35 UTC
Just wanted to say thank you to those who have participated. The survey is still open and will remain open for maybe another week or two. If you know someone who may be interested in participating please feel free to share the link with them!

Thank you again!
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