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This topic contains 9 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Lucky C 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #3801

    Lucky C
    Participant

    I was unsure about putting this link at the bottom of the other thread I started in this section using the name lucky B, if anyone has some thumb twiddling time to spare and wants to give the questions a once over here is the link.

    http://www.gamer-survey.tk

    I’ve not got time to test it out just now so I hope I didn’t make any dumb mistakes that mean the site won’t run properly.

    Regards, Lucky B.

  • #17849

    omen
    Participant

    Can I just say that I don’t think you created the most user-friendly site. Having to choose a forum and then a thread to find out what the question actually was was getting really annoying by the time I got to question 4 I’m afraid…

  • #17851

    peter_b
    Participant

    yeah i agree.

    a series of text areas, radio buttons etc. and a post command might have been more user friendly :)

  • #17891

    Lucky C
    Participant

    I was aiming to get peoples ideas as to what kind of questions might be relevant at the moment and how to improve the existing ones to be more objective more than I was expecting to get peoples answers now (although that’s cool too). I think I can make it more user friendly quickly by putting all the questions numbered as they appear and on one thread. That should be a good enough bodge job for now I think.

  • #17893

    omen
    Participant

    Yup, main problem was that I didn’t comment on any of them because all the loading of new pages was just annoying me too much, so I only actually read 3 or 4 questions :(

  • #17926

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Can you email me a list of the questions in a word file and I’ll have a look through them, I’ll PM you my email address

    Jamie

  • #18105

    Lucky C
    Participant

    Yeah ok, that’s been sorted out to some degree. The questions are now much easier to view and accessible by two main sections. Maybe I’ll just post them here. (give a little time for initiative to kick in)

    At the moment I’m more interested in testing if I can get more ideas on how to make things more relevant and checking what really obvious things haven’t occurred to me. Answering the questions is of secondary importance at the moment, unless of course you instinctively know it would be useful somehow.

    Don’t forget that this is just the building stage, there is no rush at the moment, it’s just a rough attempt this year and the questionnaire proper will begin early next year. So hopefully lessons will be learned, the process improved and then searched for any reasonable conclusions. The basic idea can be summed up in the first line of the primary aims of the survey site.

    “The main objective of the survey is to try identify and investigate some of the possible reasons why more people don’t enjoy playing games.”

  • #18114

    Lucky C
    Participant

    Q.1 (non-gamers) Some people are worried that video games may encourage younger people to be violent.

    What do you think about this? (open question) Do you think that this is likely? (closed question)
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    Q.2 (gamers) Have you ever played a video game that inspired your imagination, why did you feel that it was interesting?
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    Q.3 (non-gamers) Of the following possibilities which do you feel is most likely to be true?

    (a) I don’t play games for many different reasons.
    (b) I don’t play games because they are mainly for young people.
    (c) I don’t play games because I’m too busy.
    (d) I don’t play games because they are not very interesting.
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    Q.4 (anyone) Is there anything about video gaming that you feel could discourage some people from playing?
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    Q.5 (gamers) When playing a game, what type of things cause you to lose your patience or become frustrated enough that you might want to stop playing?
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    Q.6 (non-gamers) Has a person who likes to play video games ever encouraged you to try one?
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    Q.7 (male gamers) Have you ever tried to encourage a non-gamer to learn about a game that you found interesting?
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    Q.8 (female gamers) When you first started playing games did you feel that other gamers were supportive enough?
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    Q.9 (anyone) Have you seen or heard of anyone who may have had any kind of negative effects from playing video games?
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    Q.10 (non-gamers) Would you guess that the public in general see video gaming as a slightly anti-social activity or a reasonable pro-social activity?
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    Q.11 (anyone) Should society be concerned about young people whose main pastime is video games?
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    Q.12 (anyone) Do you see any advantages or disadvantages to playing video games compared to watching television?
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    Q.13 (anyone) Some people worry that children may find it too easy to get access to 18+ rated games.

    Do you think this would be better or worse than them finding access to an 18+ movie?
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    Q.14 (gamers) Game technology and graphics have advanced very quickly in recent years are we perhaps losing any of the feel that older style games had?
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    Q.15 (anyone) What would you say is the main factor that would encourage people to buy a particular game, word of mouth, game reviews or advertising?
    ————————————————Q.16 (gamers) Do you think it is unfair to have needless advertising in games?
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    Q.17 (gamers) Roughly what age is the oldest person you know of who is interested in playing games?
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    Q.18 (anyone) If someone told you that they look forward to getting older just so they will see how much better the games are going to be. Would that sound sensible to you?
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    Q.19 (anyone) Could you give any guess as to why some people would be unwilling to try to play a video game even once?
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    Q.20 (gamers) Have you ever experienced a moment when playing a game that felt so special that is could easily be described as being somehow magical?
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    Q.21 (gamers) What percentage would you estimate the correct balance of exciting action and interesting storyline to be?
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    Q.22 (anyone) Many people who are now gamers will still be playing games when they have children, how useful do you think this might be to those kind of parents?
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    Q.23 (gamers) Do you think that games are challenging enough to be an aid to improving peoples problem solving skills or anything useful like that?
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    Q.24 (anyone) With gaming many people confined to a wheelchair can compete on equal terms with able bodied people. Do you feel that will be of any major significance for society as a whole?
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    Q.25 (anyone) Do you or anyone you know have any serious doubts or concerns about gaming?
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    Q.26 (inactive-gamers) Is there any innovation or something you would like to see happen that might raise your interest in buying a new game or console?
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    Q.27 (anyone) Can you think of any reasons why gaming has for such a long time been mainly a male activity?
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    Q.28 (anyone) Would you consider gaming to be in any way a serious and fulfilling hobby or mainly just a bit of meaningless fun?
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    Q.29 (gamers) Do you have a favorite type of game or machine?
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    Q.30 (gamers) What would you say are some of the best things about gaming?
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    Q.31 (anyone) Older people rarely play video games but gaming is getting much more interesting than it was 20 or 30 years ago. How realistic is it to think this could be enough to interest many older people to try?

  • #18116

    omen
    Participant

    I think you should organise them into the relevant categories; all, gamer, non-gamer. As it is they are all intermingled and you have to look at them all to see whats relevant to you.
    How about having all of the ALL questions at the start, then gamer and then non-gamer. At the end of all have a note saying non-gamers, skip to question X.

  • #18171

    Lucky C
    Participant

    The format will be organised in priority to some degree for the test and further for the real thing. At the moment believe it or not I’ve not got much time to spare and sometimes simple things like that are not always so simple, at least not for me. (lol) Also the way they’re all mixed up now could help to show quickly that suggestions can be within a wide area.

    As I’ve already mentioned, there’s no real rush and any thoughts people have on the matter may surface over a course of time. I’ll leave the other thread to die and when this one is nearly ready to do the same, I’ll replace this thread with a more efficient start. That’s of course if leaving this matter hang isn’t likely to cause much distraction here.

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