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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:54 PM
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I've always thought the community of users here on HawaiiThreads was interesting and smart enough to be worthy of scientific study. Turns out I was right!

A friend of mine at the UH Department of Sociology contacted me recently to ask if I might invite members of the HawaiiThreads message board to participate in a study of what people post on the web, and how that does (or doesn't) correspond to their personality, attitude, and ultimately, how they may or may not act in the "real world." They were specifically looking at venues like message boards, and HawaiiThreads was their first choice.

Participation is completely voluntary (of course!), individual responses will be kept confidential, and you can get the results when the study is completed. I'll be sure to update everyone here, as well.

And, because everyone knows time is money, the researchers are offering a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate to participants ($25 if you complete the survey by Wednesday). Note that the credit will be given via e-mail, so while I won't be giving them any of your information, you'll have to share your e-mail address to receive it.

The only requirements to participate are that (1.) you have made 100 or more posts on HawaiiThreads, and (2.) you are 18 years of age or older.

I'm going to send an email invitation to HawaiiThreads members with 100 or more posts within the next day. If you don't want to participate, please disregard the invitation. If you do want to participate but don't receive an email, let me know!

The working title and synopsis of the study is as follows:

Online Social Behaviors and Prediction of their Implications for the Physical World
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This study is designed to examine how an individual's cultural attitudes and personality, as measured by this survey, compare to the content they write on the internet. It will therefore, compare your answers on the survey to your posts on HawaiiThreads.com, looking at the relationship between them. It uses well-known personality and culture scales from the social sciences, including Big-5, grid-group, and self-construal.
The study is being coordinated by Sun-Ki Chai, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii Department of Sociology. You can visit his web page for more information than you'd ever want to know about his research interests!

I just took the survey myself, and it took about eight minutes. And the questions are simple and maybe even fun. (Example? Agree or disagree, "The best way to provide for future generations is to preserve the customs and practices of our past.") I hope you'll participate, and help foster a better understanding of humanity for the betterment of all mankind. Or, you know, at least get a chance to go shopping at Amazon.com.

Mahalo!
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:04 PM
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I responded. It took maybe 10 minutes, but the 2 minutes more than our illustrious Admin was probably due to my thinking about questions like "Am I Bashful? Shy?" and falling over laughing. I had to get back into my chair before I could continue.

It's easy, it may contribute to the general knowledge, and I'm in favor of gift certificates from Amazon made out to me.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:10 PM
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I Pau.

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:50 PM
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It took me 20 minutes! It was missing one question..."Are you over-analytical?"!
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:52 PM
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Done


I is an OTHER *struts*
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Finished. Took 20 minutes. Some questions stumped me a little. Such as "Are you touchy?"

Hmmm . . . am I?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:30 PM
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well, that was interesting!
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Done and I neva lie.



WOW long time I neva come in hea. Was you guys talking stink, wot?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:54 PM
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Finished. Took 20 minutes. Some questions stumped me a little. Such as "Are you touchy?"

Hmmm . . . am I?
OH I know ~ my first thought was TOUCH FEELY or TOUCHY PICKY? Cause I touchyfeely but not touchy picky.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:58 PM
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OH I know ~ my first thought was TOUCH FEELY or TOUCHY PICKY? Cause I touchyfeely but not touchy picky.
Same thought here.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 12:12 AM
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i had trouble with that too - i'm both
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Old August 24th, 2010, 12:16 AM
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If you do want to participate but don't receive an email, let me know!
Hmm-dee-dee...oh, some guy with 8,285 blabby posts is still waitin' on his invite...hopin' Admin has a current e-mail address for him...
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Old August 24th, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Interesting that it took a survey to bring me back to this site! Hope it brings results that can be used.
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Hmm-dee-dee...oh, some guy with 8,285 blabby posts is still waitin' on his invite...hopin' Admin has a current e-mail address for him...
Me no get neither. Now me be curiouser. Maybe you gotta be kama'aina?
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:09 AM
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If you have 100 or more posts, you're eligible. (Well, if you haven't been banned... I guess I forgot to mention that additional criteria.) If you didn't get an email, perhaps the email address on your account here is out of date, or perhaps your email provider flagged it as junk mail. Just email me at kokua@hawaiithreads.com and I can look into it.

Thanks, all, for the great and fast response. And it's great to see some names we've not seen in months... even years!
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Old August 24th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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Done. Now I feel a little more "complex" than I used to be. lol
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Old August 24th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Some questions stumped me a little. Such as "Are you touchy?"

Hmmm . . . am I?
I dunno! Let's fine ou'



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Old August 24th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Done in six. Thanks, Ryan, for involving us.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:34 PM
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That was fun! I like how they asked how emotional you were and then later, how UNemotional you were. They did that on several of the personality traits. Wonder if they were trying to see if we were paying attention.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:39 PM
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Took me about 9 minutes, making sure I voted exactly how I felt. Looking forward to seeing the results when they're done!
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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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"Are you over-analytical?"!
Not so much over-analytical, BUT...

I do suffer from CDO; not OCD, but rather the one that puts the letters in the correct alphabetical order, as they should be!

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Already got "paid"!
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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:21 AM
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Yeah, me too. But I learned that Amazon has bumped the shipping price to Hawai'i for books from $3 to $5. Last few items I bought there were single books with a G/C and I paid shipping rather than try to reach the $25 free shipping threshold. Each time for those books it was $3 shipping and $0.99 handling. When I started to pre-order something tonight for about the same price as one of those last books the total was $5.99 S&H.

Boo and hiss.

Yes, I can and probably will reach the $25 threshold with this freebie, but still.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:56 AM
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i got mine too and have a couple of books in mind that were already on my list.

Thanks a lot!
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Got mine too. I've never bought anything from Amazon. Matter of fact, I don't recall ever going to their website. This should be interesting!
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