Play Games for Science!

3 years ago

I got approval for my dissertation and I'm ready to rock! Below is the official flyer to for my research as well as the link to the study. Thank you for your support!

There are many misconceptions about gamers and gaming and by participating in this study, you will be helping science to separate the myths from the facts, the cake from the lie.

In order to participate in this study, you will need to:

- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have access to
*A gaming console (i.e. Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)
*Your own online handle (such as an XBL gamertag or PSN ID)
*Online gaming account (i.e., Xbox Live Gold)
*A Raptr account

If you do not currently have a Raptr account, you can sign up for one here.

Participants will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a questionnaire - which will take between 20 and 30 minutes - and to share their Raptr account username. That’s it!

After 30 days, participants will be asked to fill out a follow-up survey.

All information provided by the participant will be kept confidential and participants may terminate their participation in this study at any time, for any reason, without punishment or reprisal.

This study has been certified by the Institutional Review Board of Argosy University, Washington DC, for the period February 11, 2012, to February 10, 2013.

Participants who complete the initial survey will be entered into a random drawing for one of four $60 gift card. If you complete the follow up survey, you will earn a second entry into the drawing.

If you meet the requirements listed above and are ready to get started, click here.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to email me at: [email protected]

Thank you!

Comments (72)

  • mvlonewolf


    3 years ago

    Finished. Glad to help out someone with their dissertation, especially since I'm currently waiting to hear back for grad school apps in economics. Give me a few years and I'll be in your shoes. Best of luck to you!

  • ragingterror


    3 years ago

    Done and done.

  • TopNewt


    3 years ago

    The questionnaire was quite enjoyable! Good Luck!

  • verd

    verd All4FUN

    3 years ago

    All done

  • Darkhologram


    3 years ago


  • SpiderWolve


    3 years ago

    Done. Clicked on the link to see the results and was disappointed by them no being there yet smiley6.gif

  • MajorMrE


    3 years ago

    Done, looking forward to results, hopefully it'll confirm that we play video games to improve our ability to hurt people in real life that video games are fun!


  • BigVig


    3 years ago

    Why do we need to sign up for raptr?

    • goosechecka


      3 years ago

      Part of the study is tracking how many hour you play video games in a month and linking your gamertag to Raptr allows me to do so. If you already have an account, feel free to use that.

  • Hawkclaw


    3 years ago

    Completion! Great idea for a project!

  • mjkrinks


    3 years ago

    Done and done. Man that was a long survey though. Good luck with the dissertation.