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#1 11 years ago

Hi, I am a university researcher investigating the personality types of people who play video games and the effects gaming has on a person's general and psychological health, both GOOD and BAD. I am an avid gamer myself and I hope this research will change people's stereotypical views of gamers. Please help me do this by completing the questionnaire below.

The questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. It is completely anonymous and no identifying information is asked. This information will not be used for any other purposes other than this research.

Please go to The Relationship between Personality Traits and Psychological Wellbeing in Video Gamers Survey to complete the questionnaire.

Thank you sincerely for your help with this research. It is greatly appreciated.




Von II

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#2 11 years ago

Aigt. I'll do it.

I've just completed it, but i must say, you didn't ask for any other factors that could count for the depression stuff, now it's just going to look that gaming makes me depressive.




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Modern Warfare

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#3 11 years ago

Sorry Pster, I understand what you're trying to do, but it's my feeling that such surveys if anything only perpetuate the stereotypes. Why, because only a select number of people take them and then we all get judged by what those taking them say. In reality, surveys are just another way of labeling a given group.




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#4 11 years ago

Thread :moved: from General Discussion forum and survey taken. My favorite question was:

Found everything getting on top of you?

Uh-huh. :naughty: =p




Von II

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#5 11 years ago

Lol.

I wonder if he will ever return to us? :p




Sadim-Al-Bouncer

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#6 11 years ago

He's not actually a professor.




Metall_pingwin

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#7 11 years ago

I started with the most sincere intent.

But I stopped eventually, this is terrible. It's not written by anyone NEAR professional status. I don't know why every once in a while some professor comes to us because he is doing some terribly written anb biased research on games.




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#8 11 years ago
Metall_pingwin;5220380...biased research on games.

Another reason I don't think surveys, esp on controversial subjects, are a good idea. They're often structured out of bias or naivety. Personally I don't bother reading them anymore let alone taking them.

My personal pet peeve are customer satisfaction surveys sent via email after repeated complaints and conversations with phone staff about poor service. Surveys, besides now and then being politically motivated, are often an insulting bone, much like form letters, thrown by those whom don't care to offer real personal customer service.

In short, surveys are the lazy man's way of asking questions. They reek of cold shouldered apathy as well as inadequate and misleading questions and responses.




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#9 11 years ago
Metall_pingwin;5220380I started with the most sincere intent.

Same here...

That questionaire seemed to focus on depression... The way that last page was worded was worrysome.

Are you suicidal? More than usual? Same as usual? Less than usual? :uhoh:




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#10 11 years ago

Might as well ask, "Do you stalk your household pet with a butcher knife when you're bored?" :rolleyes:

Where on Earth do they get the people that write these surveys?




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