Survey - Demographics, Awareness, Demands and Attitudes

90 Pandaren Priest
7950
Hi everyone,

For those who find this thread familiar and perhaps recognise me, thanks for stopping by again :)
For those who are still wondering what this is all about, I will explain immediately.

I am a postgraduate student in England and for my final piece of academic work for my degree, I have decided to write about my greatest passion - online gaming - and more specifically WoW. As part of my research, I have constructed a survey which aims to ultimately assess
(1) the demographics of WoW users
(2) user awareness of the enormous network market (which has been created and developed in parallel to the game over the past 7 years)
(3) the demand for the various network services and finally
(4) user attitude towards these network services.
By network market/websites/services, I mean the tens of hundreds of websites out there which have been created by individuals and/or companies from all over the world which serve the various needs/wants of WoW users (one of which is MMO-Champion). The game's massive success as well as complex and multi functional nature is the reason WHY this network of complementary websites/services is so large and has been so successful.

For those who are still thinking "...Hmm...this really does sound familiar", this is probably why:

I constructed a survey and had it running for 7 days during the Christmas/New Years period. The survey was a massive success with over 350 participants (for which I am utterly grateful). However, despite the initial idea of regarding that survey as the main survey for my dissertation, following much consideration and also feedback, I have decided to take a slightly different approach to my entire dissertation by including a demographic focus to my work. For that reason, I had to amend the original survey and have now created a second/follow-up (and definitely final this time) survey. The differences between the two surveys lie in the questions. Some questions were found to be ambiguous, not very concise and less relevant and have therefore been replaced with questions which will derive more substantial data for greater and more diverse analysis.

Although the second version is fairly similar to the first, it is definitely better-suited for my new focus. Having said that, I would have been incapable of identifying my preferred topic of focus AND ascertaining the knowledge on how to make the second survey 'better' had I not conducted the first survey. The first survey has been vital stepping stone in my own personal learning curve and the data from it has been stored and will be used in conjunction with the data of the new survey. So, for all those who have taken part in the first survey, I genuinely Thank You for aiding me in this struggle.

The survey is made up of 15 questions and should not take more than 5 minutes.

So, if you are still interested in taking part in my survey, you can find the survey in the link below. I strongly welcome the participation of all users.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/638MBVQ

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or send me a PM and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

I thank you all for taking time to read this and greatly appreciate your cooperation
Reply Quote
90 Night Elf Druid
14830
filled it in, good luck on your degee
Reply Quote
90 Pandaren Priest
7950
@Gaija - Thank you very much :)
Reply Quote
85 Draenei Warrior
2070
Filled in ;o)
Reply Quote
39 Undead Rogue
7410
Done, but would have been nice to have a "every few days" option on question 11 (I think it was this question) because I neither visit once a day nor once a week, but somewhere in between.
Reply Quote
90 Pandaren Priest
7950
@Buzzleblade - much appreciated

@Corripio - that's a great observation. if more people mention this 'issue', i will have to consider it a limitation to my methodology. in my defence, typically in survey design literature you are advised to use fewer options than the onces I employed. accommodating all time-frames would have made the question too complicated. regardless, i appreciate you pointing that out. thanks
Reply Quote
90 Night Elf Druid
DND
13250
Yay surveys! :D

17/01/2013 19:49Posted by Angelofdeath
constructed a survey and had it running for 7 days during the Christmas/New Years period.


I remember doing that one, this one definitely looks better I think. :)
Reply Quote
90 Blood Elf Paladin
12735
So many WoW surveys these years. And I have never seen the result of even one of them :(

Anyways. Filled out your survey. Hope it will be of use

edit: spelling
Edited by Azura on 18/01/2013 07:51 GMT
Reply Quote
90 Pandaren Priest
7950
@Lisanna - I'm glad you think so. Thanks again for taking part

@Azura - Thanks. I'll do my best to post the findings somewhere for the world to see.
Reply Quote
90 Pandaren Monk
10965
Filled it in, again. :)

Good luck with it, would love to see the results one day!
Reply Quote
90 Draenei Hunter
13785
17/01/2013 21:36Posted by Corripio
Done, but would have been nice to have a "every few days" option on question 11 (I think it was this question) because I neither visit once a day nor once a week, but somewhere in between.

I agree with him.

Filled it anyway, just for the feeling that someone cares about my opinion :)
Reply Quote
90 Pandaren Priest
7950
@Mijua @Mahmeya - Thanks guys. As i said earlier, I'll do my best to publish the data somewhere online.
Reply Quote
90 Human Warlock
6675
All done.
Do I get a free hat now?
Reply Quote
90 Pandaren Priest
7950
@Achlyss - So, you really think a free hat is the way to entice people to participate? If only I had thought of that a few days ago ...

Thanks for taking part :)
Reply Quote

Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:

Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.

Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.

Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.

Forums Code of Conduct

Report Post # written by

Reason
Explain (256 characters max)
Submit Cancel

Reported!

[Close]