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#1 Jun 11 2012 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello Gamers! My name is Michele Marvel and I am a doctoral student at Walden University. I would like to invite you to participate in a research study that is designed to explore player characteristics, motivation, and participation in MMORPGs. The goal of this research is to provide information that will help educators and game creators to design effective virtual worlds that may be useful in higher education. If you are 18 or older and currently play MMORPGs (like World of Warcraft, Everquest II, Second Life, or Rift) please consider participating in this study.

To participate, all you need to do is to complete an online survey about your personality, gaming habits, and motivation to play MMORPGs. There are a few demographic questions as well. The entire survey should take about 15-20 minutes of your time. All survey responses will be kept confidential and you will not be asked to provide any identifying information as a part of this survey.

If you have any questions about this research project, please do not hesitate to contact me, Michele Marvel, at michele.marvel@waldenu.edu. You may also contact my dissertation committee chair, Dr. Hedy Dexter, at hedy.dexter@waldenu.edu.

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DDNVG7T


Best Wishes!
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The IRB approval number for this survey is: 06-05-12-0014458.
Survey Approved 5/15/2012 ~Administrator Kaolian

Edited, Jul 9th 2012 6:08pm by ladym01
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#2 Jun 11 2012 at 10:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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A. Awesome name.

B. Christ, not another one.
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You may want to contact Ben Bertoli, who is a teacher in Indiana that was trying to create a educational MMO for sixth graders, I've posted the article Kotaku published about his work below. Mr. Bertoli may be able to assist you with any additional research you may need.

http://kotaku.com/5907952/a-kotaku-reader-has-big-plans-and-sees-a-big-future-for-the-sixth-grade-mmo-he-built
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I like the "to participate" part the best. Like a survey is not only so hard to figure out on our own, but that it was such a unique idea of the creator of said survey that it just had to be explained to us lesser beings.
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#9 Jun 11 2012 at 5:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Confirmed approved, by the way.
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Confirmed approved, by the way.


We don't have to like them, even if approved, right?
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Nope. Just means they don't get banned for doing so.
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There should be a 100 or 500 post requirement to ask a forum to take a survey.
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Or I could just limit them to one or two per month.
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Or I could just limit them to one or two per month.
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To post a survey, you must first answer these riddles three...
And then the riddles should be about random things that have happened here on the forums.
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I have updated my bio with some information about my interest in gaming and why I am doing this research. Perhaps that will be more helpful than having a random person pop into your forum and post yet another survey? Smiley: smile

Gold stars to everyone who has taken the survey! Smiley: smile Your help is greatly appreciated! This is a massive project. The survey opened Sunday, and will run through 12:00 am on July 23. As of this morning, 132 kind individuals have completed the full survey, only 979 more to go! Weird number, right?

Thanks again to all who have completed the survey and to Zam.com for permitting me to post it here. Smiley: smile


Edited, Jun 12th 2012 9:54am by ladym01
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Weird number, right?
Logical if you subscribe to certain beliefs about lucky numbers.
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My lucky number is four billion. That doesn't come in real handy when you're gambling. "Come on four billion!... @#%^! Seven. Not even close. I need some more dice. Four billion divided by six... at least. Snake eyes!" I just said "snake eyes." That's a gambling term. Or it's a animal term too.
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I guess that makes my lucky number 1,111. Smiley: lol

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Gold stars to everyone who has taken the survey! Smiley: smile


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I guess that makes my lucky number 1,111. Smiley: lol
http://www.astrostyle.com/Scopes/Other_Scopes/1111.htm

You hear about the 11:11 thing a lot when listening open lines to Coast to Coast AM.
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My lucky number is 14,339...
Does that mean you'll stop posting now?
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Gaah! another survey? I want one where we get paid for taking it!
On average it seems we get one a week here.
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
My lucky number is 14,339...
Does that mean you'll stop posting now?

No, stfu. Smiley: mad
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
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No, stfu. Smiley: mad
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TFW I'm too busy with other things to have played a MMORPG in nearly 2 years...

My lucky number is either 118, 211 or 1,022,121. I'm not sure.
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The correct lucky number is 73.
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#30 Jun 13 2012 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
I thought it would be 42?
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The mirror of 73, the 21st prime number, 37, is the 12th prime number. The number 21 includes factors 7 and 3. Seventy-three in binary, 1001001, is a palindrome. In addition, of the 7 binary digits representing 73, there are 3 ones. Smiley: grin


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Still not 42. wrong.
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The mirror of 73, the 21st prime number, 37, is the 12th prime number. The number 21 includes factors 7 and 3. Seventy-three in binary, 1001001, is a palindrome. In addition, of the 7 binary digits representing 73, there are 3 ones. Smiley: grin




This is why I don't study math. Smiley: smile

145 today! Smiley: smile

*Throws out more gold star stickers*



Edited, Jun 14th 2012 11:16am by ladym01
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So Nila's comment reminded me of how prime numbers are all over the Qur'an, I tried googling it only to come across a lot of websites saying that 2012 is the coming of Imam Mehdi / second coming of Jesus (as).

(The first chapter of the Qur'an - Surah Al-Fatiha - does have 7 verses, 29 words and 139 letters, all prime numbers, and 729139 and 139297 are also both prime numbers. I think that's cool.)

Since the current year (1433H) is also a prime number with some significance, people reason that means Jesus... apparently.
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My lucky number is seven.

Dunno why, always has been. Not that I ever use it for anything. I mean, when are you supposed to use your lucky number? Am I supposed to get it tattooed on my ass or something? How does the number bring me luck?
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The mirror of 73, the 21st prime number, 37, is the 12th prime number. The number 21 includes factors 7 and 3. Seventy-three in binary, 1001001, is a palindrome. In addition, of the 7 binary digits representing 73, there are 3 ones. Smiley: grin


So wait... Who did you say blew up the WTC?
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Gaah! another survey? I want one where we get paid for taking it!
On average it seems we get one a week here.


Acutally, it was my original intent to offer a chance at a pre-paid game card. Unfortunately, that was not permitted due to university policy. Smiley: disappointed

181/1,111 today. Tell your friends! Smiley: nod

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Gaah! another survey? I want one where we get paid for taking it!
On average it seems we get one a week here.


Acutally, it was my original intent to offer a chance at a pre-paid game card. Unfortunately, that was not permitted due to university policy. Smiley: disappointed

181/1,111 today. Tell your friends! Smiley: nod

Edited, Jun 27th 2012 11:21am by ladym01


Darn some Survey Monkey showed up at the end with a cup for money!
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The mirror of 73, the 21st prime number, 37, is the 12th prime number. The number 21 includes factors 7 and 3. Seventy-three in binary, 1001001, is a palindrome. In addition, of the 7 binary digits representing 73, there are 3 ones. Smiley: grin
So wait... Who did you say blew up the WTC?
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Hello Gamers! My name is Michele Marvel and I am a doctoral student at Walden University. I would like to invite you to participate in a research study that is designed to explore player characteristics, motivation, and participation in MMORPGs. The goal of this research is to provide information that will help educators and game creators to design effective virtual worlds that may be useful in higher education. If you are 18 or older and currently play MMORPGs (like World of Warcraft, Everquest II, Second Life, or Rift) please consider participating in this study.

To participate, all you need to do is to complete an online survey about your personality, gaming habits, and motivation to play MMORPGs. There are a few demographic questions as well. The entire survey should take about 15-20 minutes of your time. All survey responses will be kept confidential and you will not be asked to provide any identifying information as a part of this survey.

If you have any questions about this research project, please do not hesitate to contact me, Michele Marvel, at michele.marvel@waldenu.edu. You may also contact my dissertation committee chair, Dr. Hedy Dexter, at hedy.dexter@waldenu.edu.

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DDNVG7T


Best Wishes!
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Ok, so you are "attending" an online University and pursuing a Doctorate in what field of study? How is this valuable to educators?
How does "player characteristics, motivation, and participation " correlate to "game creators to design effective virtual worlds that may be useful in higher education"?

I expect better from a Doctoral student. You should consider narrowing down your information because you are going to come off sounding like a putz. I can't imagine seeing this at a SWPA or APA poster session.

My suggestion is to focus on something more specific. "I want people to learn better through video games" is lame, and too broad. Learn what? Pick something: social skills, math, English, spelling, history - you can even break down social skills in to parts

Also, you forgot to state that the participants can withdraw their information at any time. Kao may have allowed this to slip past, but you won't be able to publish nor present if you aren't adhering to your IRB.
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My lucky number is purple.

Also, I took the survey because my neighbors stopped launching massive fireworks that kept going off low to the ground, and managed to not set anything on fire, so I had nothing better to do.
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My lucky number is purple.

Also, I took the survey because my neighbors stopped launching massive fireworks that kept going off low to the ground, and managed to not set anything on fire, so I had nothing better to do.



Cool, thanks! We did not have fireworks this year. There was a burn ban :(
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Only 2 weeks left, and things are going well. I do appreciate the help that I have received from everyone here on the Zam.com forum Smiley: smile.

For anyone who is wondering, this is an IRB-approved study. All documents and survey questions have been approved by my university. Nick Yee has also authorized the use of the player motivation items from Yee (2007) in this study.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Only 2 weeks left, and things are going well. I do appreciate the help that I have received from everyone here on the Zam.com forum Smiley: smile.

For anyone who is wondering, this is an IRB-approved study. All documents and survey questions have been approved by my university. Nick Yee has also authorized the use of the player motivation items from Yee (2007) in this study.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for participating!

post your irb. your word = nothing. Get in to the habit of doing this. it doesn't matter who you have supporting your research because if one "hair" is out of place you won't be able to publish nor present.

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That is actually some good advice, thank you. I have updated my original post with the approval number.
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That is actually some good advice, thank you. I have updated my original post with the approval number.


good. Now I hope to see you at SWPA ;) (I've heard the next convention will be in Vegas. Dunno if it's true or just a rumor because they haven't updated the site.)
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