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#1 Nov 18 2010 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
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#2 Nov 18 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I was almost defeated by the wall of text on page 3 and my finger is numb from all the clicking but I made it through to the end. I was only trying to see all the survey pages.... there was no submit survey button at the end, it just acted like it was going to the next page and submitted. >.> So sorry about that because I just clicked buttons at random and entered garbage in each field. I didn't mean to submit. Hope that doesn't mess up the results too much.

I wasn't quite catching the sealed bid question. I couldn't tell if it was a serious question.... and the question about friends was pretty un-specific because I don't really consider my online friends to be real friends. (oops, sorry about that Saronia ppl >.> ). So it was hard to figure out what to put there. I'd be curious to know what you plan to accomplish with this survey or if you expect to get meaningful results or how you plan to distinguish between intentional/unintentional trolls (like me, apparently) and those really interested in providing honest feedback.

Edited, Nov 18th 2010 4:00pm by rikkuotaku
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#3 Nov 18 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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These forums are for complaining and whining about FFXIV, sheesh..
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#4 Nov 18 2010 at 3:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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The majority of those question's,were all the same.Just stated differently i hate questionnaire's like that.
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#5 Nov 18 2010 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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"The purpose of my study is to explore perceptions about online video games."

Seems more about the company, coincidence at a time like this...i suppose.
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#6 Nov 18 2010 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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As a soon to be PHD student myself, I'll be happy to complete your survey (on the thesis stage of my master's). Good luck with your thesis.
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#7 Nov 18 2010 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good
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BreaknDaHabit wrote:
The majority of those question's,were all the same.Just stated differently i hate questionnaire's like that.


That's usually to establish consistency because people tend to skew answers in questionnaires , that being said I hate them too..they remind me of those bullsh!t job interview tests....
#8 Nov 18 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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Is this legit?

Both my wife and I got an e-mail from a PhD from Stanford doing a study. Saying they entered us into a gift card drawing too. Almost the exact same format.

Needless to say we didn't respond.
#9 Nov 18 2010 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
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filled it out...

As for these surveys, there is SUPPOSED to be internal consistency/validity amongst the test.. similar questions are vital for that..
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#10 Nov 18 2010 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
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what does this have to do about talking about ffxiv?
I see no mention about the game anywhere.
Id advise ppl to take caution it might be a phishing scam.
This site isn't the place to talk about this. Maybe have these on the base same forum not under the zam ffxiv.
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#11 Nov 18 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Default
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BreaknDaHabit wrote:
The majority of those question's,were all the same.Just stated differently i hate questionnaire's like that.


And I hate misused apostrophes, lack of proper spacing, comma splices, and forgotten capitalization.
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#12 Nov 18 2010 at 8:31 PM Rating: Good
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I filled the survey as well...

Although I have what I believe is an important comment:

This question: "Final Fantasy XIV provides good economic value."

Economic value is hard to quantify, if you ask me if I feel the price of FFXIV is fair I will inevitably respond a straight "No!", but when you speak about "economic value" I'm forced to measure it against other services cost/benefit return ratio, and there MMORPG's are very very high, think about it, how many things can you purchase with 13.99 that return a full month of entertainment?

I replied "Agree" while most of other questions involving FFXIV price got "Disagree", "somewhat disagree", I thought it was important to point this out.

Good luck with your thesis.

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#13 Nov 18 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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internal consistency/validity


This, basically.
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#14 Nov 18 2010 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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I cringe every time someone mentions wanting to write a thesis on video games. More so when they advertise surveys on forums. Good luck to you, but I don't think its a very good way to be taken serious.
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#15 Nov 18 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Default
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only way to do it is by plsying the game asking asking players the questions you seek. as well as anyone who lives near you. Going on a forums and asking ppl to fill out a servey will not give you what you want. And it rather fishy to be honest.
its rare that ppl take internet surveys seriously. But all an all. You wouldn't understand and only have a biased thesis.
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#16 Nov 19 2010 at 7:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I cringe every time someone mentions wanting to write a thesis on video games. More so when they advertise surveys on forums. Good luck to you, but I don't think its a very good way to be taken serious.


I don't mean to insult you, but this is a pretty ignorant comment. Video games are a completely legitimate subject of research, and will continue to be in coming decades. Particularly in light of what a huge industry it is and the increasingly relevant social implications, there are many social science fields for which video game research is a legitimate contribution.

I wouldn't fault someone for wanting to do a thesis/dissertation on video games anyway. If you're not going to publish it and it's only being used to demonstrate competencies, you might as well choose something interesting. While it might not be taken very seriously in the actual field, a thesis or dissertation generally isn't taken that seriously ANYWAY.

But the bottom line is that if a committee of PhDs approved the topic, then who is anyone else to question that decision?

Also, using gift card drawings as an incentive to participate is a very common method of increasing survey response rates.

Edited, Nov 19th 2010 5:12pm by Kachi
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