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Adam (adamworrall4) | 4 comments Hi, my name is Adam Worrall, and I am a doctoral candidate at the Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies. I’d like to invite all members of and visitors to Chaos Reading to complete an online survey for a research study of Goodreads and its role in groups and communities. You can take the survey by clicking on the following link:

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SqFRFNSwR8S9bD

The purpose of this study is to look at the roles digital libraries, such as Goodreads, play in the groups and communities their users are part of. I am interested in your use of Goodreads as an individual and in your interactions with others in groups and communities. Your survey responses will help me to see the roles the site serves for you, other users, and broader communities of users, and should improve our understanding of how these sites and other digital libraries can relate to groups and communities. The study is being conducted independently of Goodreads.

The survey should take you no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey has minimal risks to you as a participant, believed to be no more than the risks you experience in everyday life. By participating you may benefit indirectly, as a user of a digital library, from improved digital library design, usability, services, and an overall better understanding of the social elements of digital libraries. For completing this survey, you will be entered into a drawing for 10 $25 gift cards. You may choose between gift cards from three bookstores: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.

You can take the survey by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at apw06@my.fsu.edu should you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your participation!

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SqFRFNSwR8S9bD

Adam Worrall
Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University
School of Library and Information Studies
College of Communication and Information
apw06@my.fsu.edu


message 2: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Thanks Adam. We're really happy to be participating. :)


message 3: by Adam (new)

Adam (adamworrall4) | 4 comments Hi, my name is Adam Worrall, and I am a doctoral candidate at the Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies. As a reminder, I’d like to invite all members of and visitors to Chaos Reading to complete an online survey for a research study of Goodreads and its role in groups and communities. You can take the survey by clicking on the following link:

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SqFRFNSwR8S9bD

The purpose of this study is to look at the roles digital libraries, such as Goodreads, play in the groups and communities their users are part of. I am interested in your use of Goodreads as an individual and in your interactions with others in groups and communities. Your survey responses will help me to see the roles the site serves for you, other users, and broader communities of users, and should improve our understanding of how these sites and other digital libraries can relate to groups and communities. The study is being conducted independently of Goodreads.

The survey should take you no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey has minimal risks to you as a participant, believed to be no more than the risks you experience in everyday life. By participating you may benefit indirectly, as a user of a digital library, from improved digital library design, usability, services, and an overall better understanding of the social elements of digital libraries. For completing this survey, you will be entered into a drawing for 10 $25 gift cards. You may choose between gift cards from three bookstores: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.

You can take the survey by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at apw06@my.fsu.edu should you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your participation!

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SqFRFNSwR8S9bD

Adam Worrall
Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University
School of Library and Information Studies
College of Communication and Information
apw06@my.fsu.edu


message 4: by Adam (new)

Adam (adamworrall4) | 4 comments ...and many thanks to those who have completed the survey already :)


message 5: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Hi All

Just a bit of extra information for those completing the survey:

Q - I'm a bit confused as to what you mean by "communities". The communities I am part of are online and offline. Some questions seem to work if I substitute "GR Group" for "community", but some questions only seem to make sense for real world communities. Can you please clarify? What do you mean by "community"?

A - The definition of "communities" is, admittedly, left somewhat vague in the survey. However, this was on purpose, as my intention was to let those of you completing the survey consider what it meant for yourself and for your answers to the questions. I did include a little explanation at the beginning that "these communities may be based in a common activity, occupation, interest, topic, location, or other common thread. Such communities include the Goodreads groups you frequent." That was to get you thinking about what communities you might consider yourself part of and how that would relate to each question (which it seems to have done!) If there are some questions that you can only answer if you restrict yourself to a particular community or set of communities -- such as groups on the Goodreads site, people who live where you do, etc. -- then that is fine and not a problem.


message 6: by Adam (new)

Adam (adamworrall4) | 4 comments Hi, my name is Adam Worrall, and I am a doctoral candidate at the Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies. As a reminder, I’d like to invite all members of and visitors to Chaos Reading to complete an online survey for a research study of Goodreads and its role in groups and communities. (This is the last reminder that will be posted.) You can take the survey by clicking on the following link:

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SqFRFNSwR8S9bD

The purpose of this study is to look at the roles digital libraries, such as Goodreads, play in the groups and communities their users are part of. I am interested in your use of Goodreads as an individual and in your interactions with others in groups and communities. Your survey responses will help me to see the roles the site serves for you, other users, and broader communities of users, and should improve our understanding of how these sites and other digital libraries can relate to groups and communities. The study is being conducted independently of Goodreads.

The survey should take you no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey has minimal risks to you as a participant, believed to be no more than the risks you experience in everyday life. By participating you may benefit indirectly, as a user of a digital library, from improved digital library design, usability, services, and an overall better understanding of the social elements of digital libraries. For completing this survey, you will be entered into a drawing for 10 $25 gift cards. You may choose between gift cards from three bookstores: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.

You can take the survey by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at apw06@my.fsu.edu should you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your participation!

https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SqFRFNSwR8S9bD

Adam Worrall
Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University
School of Library and Information Studies
College of Communication and Information
apw06@my.fsu.edu


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