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Survey for fans and critics of Peter Jackson's film The Desolation of Smaug


Mar 13 2014, 9:15pm

Post #1 of 15 (375 views)
Survey for fans and critics of Peter Jackson's film The Desolation of Smaug Can't Post

Hi everyone,

My name is Carolyn Michelle, and I'm the lead researcher on an international research project exploring audience responses to Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. The is an academic study being run from Waikato University in New Zealand, a short drive from the Hobbiton movie set :)
In our online survey we are keen to hear people’s thoughts, responses and feelings about Peter Jackson's film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We’d like to hear from people with all kinds of views - from those who loved the film as well as those who were critical of particular aspects, or had quite mixed feelings. You can participate in the survey here:

Completing the survey will take around 30 minutes.
Any information you provide will remain confidential, and anonymous in any written reports arising from the project.

Please note that as this survey uses Flash it won’t work on Apple iPads, but may work on other tablet devices. A large-screen laptop or desktop computer is ideal.

About us: We’re a team of academic researchers located at the Universities of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand), Ryerson (Toronto, Canada), Roskilde (Denmark), and Ghent (Belgium). 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.

If you wish to complete the survey, or want to learn more about the project before deciding, clicking the URL will take you to the formal consent agreement, which looks rather ominous but provides important details about the project and 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.

Thank you very much for your time and participation!

Carolyn Michelle (PhD)
Lead researcher, The Hobbit Audience project


Mar 13 2014, 9:18pm

Post #2 of 15 (232 views)
Survey for non-viewers of DOS [In reply to] Can't Post

Also, for those of you who may not have seen The Desolation of Smaug, we are running a parallel survey seeking information about the reasons for non-viewing. This survey is much shorter, and can be completed anonymously here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LLNKFTX

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Mar 13 2014, 11:05pm

Post #3 of 15 (215 views)
Cool. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks CaroMichelle - I'll have a look at it this weekend.

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

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Mar 13 2014, 11:31pm

Post #4 of 15 (197 views)
Done, thanks! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Mar 13 2014, 11:58pm

Post #5 of 15 (191 views)
Fabulous, thanks Ataahua! [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 13 2014, 11:58pm

Post #6 of 15 (203 views)
Thanks very much for participating, Brethil! [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 14 2014, 9:55am

Post #7 of 15 (193 views)
Done! :) [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Mar 14 2014, 5:16pm

Post #8 of 15 (167 views)
All done. [In reply to] Can't Post

That was interesting! Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to do it.

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I'll think of you night and day
A place in my mind, you will surely find
Although I am so far away
And when I'm alone, far away from home
I'll think of the good times once more
Until I can make it back someday here
To Paddy's green shamrock shore"
--The High Kings


Mar 15 2014, 3:24am

Post #9 of 15 (151 views)
Much appreciated, thanks Calithilel! [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 15 2014, 3:25am

Post #10 of 15 (149 views)
You are very welcome and sincere thanks for participating, Eruvandi! [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 17 2014, 4:23pm

Post #11 of 15 (127 views)
All set :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I did this one a week or 2 ago. Great Questions!! :D
Happy trails on your project :)


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Mar 17 2014, 7:17pm

Post #12 of 15 (121 views)
Many thanks for that feedback and for completing our survey, grammaboodawg! [In reply to] Can't Post


Queen of Erebor

Mar 18 2014, 12:07am

Post #13 of 15 (129 views)
Done... [In reply to] Can't Post

Though I found some of the questions really made me think (much like the last survey I participated in). Not necessarily a bad thing, since I prefer surveys that make you think a little rather than simply answering a yes or no response to.Smile

Far over the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day
To find our long-forgotten gold.


Mar 18 2014, 3:03am

Post #14 of 15 (110 views)
That's great to hear, thanks Queen of Erebor! [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 18 2014, 12:29pm

Post #15 of 15 (131 views)
Will complete it later today... [In reply to] Can't Post

researching response to films sounds interesting...


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