Please read! (School Project Survey)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Talk' started by TSCGCobra043, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

    I’m gunna keep this short. I’m doing a study for school about video game addiction. All you need to do is fill out the form at
    It would be greatly beneficial if anyone did it. All you have to do is put typical information in. Nothing will be released to anyone and all information that may seem revealing will be removed
  2. mblackwell1002


    Nope! This sounds like a bit of a scam. Why on earth do you need my gamertag in a survey?
  3. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

    It’s not a scam it’s a study on video game effects on people and just put some random alias. It’s just how I track the responses
  4. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

    Anyway there’s no need to be rude and just start trying to call it a scam.
  5. mblackwell1002


    Noted. My apologies. I don't understand why you need our gamertags. Video Game addiction is a legit thing like anything else, but I don't feel like this is the place for things like this. I will not answer the survey, but anyone else is free to do so.
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  6. Dirtdives


    Agreed, a bit harsh but on the flip side I concur w/ mblackwell1002. We already know that Video gaming is addictive......I for one have at times been known to loose myself in the loss of many a nights sleep and the wrath of the on that basis.....I'm out.......
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  7. TurboCharizard


    What if we don't have a Gamertag?

    I never got an XBone and I don't think my 360 has been connected to the internet in 5+ years so I don't see it being very useful information to you.
  8. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

    any information is fine and xbox or not any games you have played. just make up answers really
  9. HuloWhool

    HuloWhool New Member

    You don't need gametag for an anonymous survey. Anyway I don't have any.
  10. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

    it's to track responses from people who are doing the survey multiple times. You can always lie about that.
  11. TurboCharizard


    //doing a study for school//
    //You can always lie about that//

  12. PerniciousDuke


    Just because of that I will not be answering. Sorry TSCGCobra043 but encouraging people to lie is not okay with me, especially for Science.

    I also don't think it is a good topic. EVERYTHING is addictive. Are you trying to measure how addictive? Are you trying to say if the addiction is good or bad? People can be addicted to helping the addicted that they give everything away and they are now poor. Is that a bad thing?

    Next time just ask for first name, no gamertags.

    Good luck, stay in school. :)
  13. TSCGCobra043

    TSCGCobra043 New Member

    1st of all let me say that I am not SAYING anything. this is a data collection survey to "determine any adverse effects of video games on people" 2nd I'm saying lie about gamertag which is individualized 3rd I'm saying make up information A because people can make information that is individualized to them but still correct and B because not all questions are fully applicable finally 3rd it's not for "science" it's for a [EDITED FOR LANGUAGE BY ADMIN] school project so I could honestly give a [EDITED FOR LANGUAGE BY ADMIN] if anyone [EDITED FOR LANGUAGE BY ADMIN] with the answers because those bad answers will easily be omitted and washed out, therefore not tilting the results.
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  14. Schankerz


  15. PerniciousDuke


    TSCGCobra043 - Please edit your post above to remove inappropriate language. This is a site for people of all ages.

    Also, please know that Schankerz likes to make jokes. You are of course welcome here. We prefer to talk about Halo, but video games in general still fall within our domain.

    Taking a survey of people is part of social psychology which is a science.

    Of course the data will remain impartial, but as humans we tend to put our own spin on things without even trying to. For instance in your most recent comment you said, "determine any adverse effects" when you could have said, "determine any effects". Two different things and what you're after is important.

    One tip on surveying people, don't give away your hand. In your head say "determine adverse effects" because that is your hypothesis, but to the public say "determine effects" that way you are not steering the data.

    As for your request to survey in general, know that people don't like to be used by someone who doesn't care. My time is valuable and by the tone of your comments you don't care much about what you're doing or what I have to say. Don't expect much until you put as much or more in.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't do your survey, just take another look at how you're going about it. Put yourself in the public's shoes and see if things couldn't be improved.

    (you have to admit it is a little weird that the only thing required on the survey is our gamer tags..)

    ... One more suggestion.. In your survey if I didn't play games today then I throw off your data even though I could have been playing video games for 72 hours straight prior to today.

    Try saying, when was the last time you played? Today, yesterday, last week, last month.

    How frequently do you play? Daily, almost every day, couple times a week, couple times a month.

    Then ask your questions but put in every question the words "the last time you played."
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018 at 10:33 PM
  16. Cadet

    Cadet Executive Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    TSCGCobra043 This serves as your official warning. Any further inappropriate language or flaming will not be tolerated and will result in further disciplinary measures.

    Everyone else, there is a wrong way and a right way to disagree with someone. I expect all of you to keep it civil and Keep It Clean.
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  17. Cadet

    Cadet Executive Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    Additionally, in order to address concerns from members that have been brought to me about the "confusing" title of this thread I have edited it for clarity.

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