A friend of mine is doing a study, and asked for some help:
My name is Nick, and I am an Assistant Professor at a large American university where I study video games and gaming culture. Along with some colleagues of mine in the Netherlands, we are looking to recruit Diablo players to participate in an online panel study about their experiences playing Diablo III, which launches on Tuesday, May 15.
All study participation is completed online using a secure server. All data we collect is completely anonymous (we not ask for any gamers’ personal information) and only for academic usage – we are not associated with any industry or other private organization. Some more specifics about the study (this is cut and paste from the survey’s main page: https://vuass.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2n6YqrgNg144blO)
*For this panel, we will ask you to complete an initial survey now followed by a series of surveys for the next six (6) weeks. These weekly surveys are quite short (less than five minutes) and will ask you questions about your playing of Diablo III.
*For today, we have a series of questions about your experiences with the Diablo video game franchise as well as general questions about your video game play experience. This survey should take no more than 15 minutes!
*At the end, you will provide us your e-mail address so that we can contact you with our weekly follow-up surveys on your Diablo III gameplay.
*Each week you complete a survey, your email will be entered into a drawing at the end of the study to win one of four Amazon gift cards valued at 50 DOLLARS. So the longer you participate, the more chances you have to win a card!
We are hoping that you might be interested in participating, or perhaps passing the study link on to somebody else who is. To be eligible, you just need to be a Diablo III player and be able to complete the first survey before the end of the day on Sunday, May 13 (using the survey link above).
As video game scholars, it is incredibly important to us that we are able to reach out to true gamers to get your opinions of the games that you play. Please consider the invitation, and if you have further questions you can reach me best at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep gaming, and let’s be in touch!
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