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Seeking participants for a major international study of The Hobbit audience

CaroMichelle
The Shire

Nov 13 2012, 12:22am


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Hi everyone,
some of you may know that a major international research project has recently launched, the first stage of which seeks to explore audience engagements with The Hobbit prior to the film's release. If you might be willing to participate, we'd be most interested to hear your views! Here is a little more information about what's involved:


INVITATION TO BE PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL HOBBIT AUDIENCE PROJECT
In this survey we are keen to hear people’s thoughts, expectations and hopes relating to The Hobbit prior to its international release. We’d like to hear from people with all kinds of views, including the many fans of The Lord of the Rings movies, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, and Peter Jackson. And that means we would like to hear from you :)
About us: We’re a team of academic researchers located at the University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) and Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada). We are interested in the nature of audience reception, and in understanding why different people often have very different views and understandings of the same film. In the recent past, we’ve studied cross-cultural receptions of James Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar. Now, we’ve turned our attention to another major film production that already seems to be generating a diverse range of responses – Peter Jackson’s forthcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
What is involved: Completing the survey will take around 30 minutes (yes, it's a little long, sorry!), and involves a combination of sorting and ranking a selection of statements relating to The Hobbit, as well as a more traditional questionnaire with click responses and a few open ended questions where you can tell us what you really think, in your own words, saying as much or as little as you would like to share.
While the survey method may seem unfamiliar at first, most people find it quite straightforward. Please read the instructions carefully, and if you need to read them again you can do so by clicking ‘help me’, which you will find on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Unfortunately, those using Apple macs or ipads may not be able to complete the survey because it uses Flash, but if you have access to a PC or android tablet it should work fine. It probably won't be possible to complete the survey on a smart phone, sorry.
If you do decide to complete the survey, clicking http://goo.gl/4vsvf will take you to the formal consent agreement, which looks rather ominous but provides important details about your rights as a research participant. The most important things to know are that your participation is entirely voluntary, your answers will remain anonymous, and you can say as much or as little as you wish. We would really appreciate your involvement - Lay hah-non!

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Seeking participants for a major international study of The Hobbit audience CaroMichelle Send a private message to CaroMichelle Nov 13 2012, 12:22am
    Interesting survey design SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 13 2012, 3:06am
        Thank you! CaroMichelle Send a private message to CaroMichelle Nov 13 2012, 3:09am
    I think most of the really avid Hobbit fans... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 13 2012, 4:16am
        Great suggestion, thank you! CaroMichelle Send a private message to CaroMichelle Nov 13 2012, 5:03am
        Oh, dear! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 13 2012, 11:16am
            well, it could be an interesting experiment Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 13 2012, 2:39pm
                Not to mention SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 13 2012, 4:02pm
                    Plan C CaroMichelle Send a private message to CaroMichelle Nov 13 2012, 8:25pm
            no need to apologise! CaroMichelle Send a private message to CaroMichelle Nov 13 2012, 8:30pm
    I'll second SirDennisC Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Nov 14 2012, 12:33am
        Interesting yes, but a bit bewildering sometimes Ioreth Send a private message to Ioreth Nov 14 2012, 1:17pm
            Thank you for giving it a go! CaroMichelle Send a private message to CaroMichelle Nov 14 2012, 8:33pm
                yes, more comments in the open-end questions! :) / Ioreth Send a private message to Ioreth Nov 14 2012, 9:14pm
            The only possible tweak I would have them consider: SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 15 2012, 2:50am

 
 
 

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