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Video game effects - Myth or reality?

sara_p
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8/15/2015 7:25:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Video game effects - Myth or reality?

We would like to invite you to participate in a new study conducted by Sara Prot and her team from Iowa State University.

We are interested in understanding how members of the public evaluate scientific findings on controversial topics (such as climate change, safety of vaccinations, violent video game effects etc.).

Here is the link to the study:
https://iastatepsychhci.az1.qualtrics.com...

This is an online study that will take approximately 5 minutes of your time.

Thanks again and if you have any questions, please contact Sara Prot or Dr. Kevin Blankenship at 515-294-2335.
ford_prefect
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8/15/2015 7:53:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Some food for thought: The questions at the end of this survey (which I assume are intended to gauge the subject's political ideology) are not comprehensive enough, in my opinion. For example, I gave the "liberal" answers to the death penalty, climate change, vaccination, and sexual orientation questions but I wouldn't describe myself as extremely liberal. If the survey had instead posed questions about abortion, the gender wage gap, and animal rights, I would have appeared ultra conservative.

If this research wants to differentiate its subjects by political ideology, I'd recommend expanding those questions. Many people don't fit neatly into the republican or democrat boxes.

Best of luck with your research!
sara_p
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8/17/2015 1:09:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Thank you very much for your constructive feedback concerning the political ideology question!

Also, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey! We greatly appreciate your help with our research.

Best,

Sara Prot
Iowa State University

At 8/15/2015 7:53:07 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
Some food for thought: The questions at the end of this survey (which I assume are intended to gauge the subject's political ideology) are not comprehensive enough, in my opinion. For example, I gave the "liberal" answers to the death penalty, climate change, vaccination, and sexual orientation questions but I wouldn't describe myself as extremely liberal. If the survey had instead posed questions about abortion, the gender wage gap, and animal rights, I would have appeared ultra conservative.

If this research wants to differentiate its subjects by political ideology, I'd recommend expanding those questions. Many people don't fit neatly into the republican or democrat boxes.

Best of luck with your research!
fazz
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8/21/2015 9:16:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/15/2015 7:53:07 PM, ford_prefect wrote:
Some food for thought: The questions at the end of this survey (which I assume are intended to gauge the subject's political ideology) are not comprehensive enough, in my opinion. For example, I gave the "liberal" answers to the death penalty, climate change, vaccination, and sexual orientation questions but I wouldn't describe myself as extremely liberal. If the survey had instead posed questions about abortion, the gender wage gap, and animal rights, I would have appeared ultra conservative.

I would be conservative on Death Penalty, immigration, Global Warming & Climate Change, & Gay Marriage, BUT Liberal with animals, gender issues & my french fries.

I guess I must be a republican, huh?

Best of luck with your research!