City University of Hong Kong Academic Survey

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    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    A group of researchers from the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong are conducting a study on the use of online forums for political discussions across the world. They have contacted us and asked permission to conduct their research using the US Message Board community. No personal information is gathered (real name, address, residence, IP, email address etc) in the survey.

    Below you will find all the details on how you can participate in the study if you are interested.


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    Invitation letter

    Dear USMessageBoard users,

    We are a group of researchers from the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong. Our research team is conducting a study on the use of online forums for political discussions across the world.

    With the kind permission of US Message Board and its Admin, we wish to solicit users of this forum to participate in a brief web survey. Your answers would be able to help us better understand people’s online discussion behavioral patterns. I hope that you will take a little time to participate in this brief web survey. The whole survey will take about 10 minutes of your time.

    Your answers and personal information will be completely confidential. The results of the survey will be analyzed and reported in aggregate, so no one will link you to your responses.

    To complete the survey, please go to the URL below and then follow the survey instructions.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BSZRVXW

    Thank you in advance for your participation in this important project. If you have any questions about the administration of the survey, please contact Chris Shen at +852 3442-5965 or feishen@cityu.edu.hk.

    Sincerely,
    Hai
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    Lets get some participation folks. Don't be scurred :) After the study we will be posting up the results. In the meantime stand by for a video by one of the researchers. It should be up in a day or 2.

    Jump in, it takes no more than minutes. Again, the only personal info you provide is your username. This will benefit not only the research team, but also the forums.

    Thanks everyone!!
     
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    How will it benefit this forum?
     
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    No.
     
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    I'm guessing they'll get paid...

    I'm in!!

    ETA: Took 5 minutes, not too shabby...
     
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    done
     
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    Done!
     
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    Not true. It asked for my age and income. Both I would consider personal. Either way, i took the survey.
     
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    Won't do online survey for privacy concerns, updates FaceBook multiple times a day.
     
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    Great question! It may help us to build a better forum when we have some stats on how people such as yourself like to use these types of Forums.

    Knowing how a community uses this forum is priceless. Maybe we won't get anything out of the study, or perhaps we will learn something new that we never even thought about. There's no harm in gaining more knowledge or being assured you are heading in the right direction.

    ...and no we are not getting any type of financial returns on this. It would be nice, but it's not the case :)

    To those that participated thank you!
     

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