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studying LT members' use of tags

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nov 19, 2006, 5:07 pm

Hello Thingamabrarians!

My name is Abby Bass and I am currently working on my masters in Library Science at the University of Washington. As part of a research methods class, my fellow classmates and I are conducting a survey of LibraryThing members, focusing on their use of tags within LibraryThing.

We have created an anonymous survey that is posted at the following URL. Please take a moment to follow the link below and answer our questions. We greatly appreciate your participation and input! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at arbass at u dot washington dot edu.

The survey link is here:

Thanks again,
Abby Bass

nov 19, 2006, 5:17 pm

Hmmm . . . methinks this is getting boring. How many times does a post have to appear to be considered spam?

BTW: the questionnaire only takes a few minutes, the questions are pretty basic.

nov 19, 2006, 5:19 pm

This is so far beyond spam I don't have words for it. I certainly won't be filling out the survey.

nov 19, 2006, 5:24 pm

Yes I counted fifty posts so far - please add your comments to mine (private and polite) on circadia's profile.

Redigerat: nov 19, 2006, 8:35 pm

Let's cut her some slack. If he had only asked me, I would have posted it on the blog. Circadia, you've been warned and admonished. Go and sin no more.

nov 21, 2006, 1:01 pm

Hello again all Thingamabrarians,

Thanks so much for participating in our survey. Due to the unanticipated, overwhelming response, we are closing the survey this morning (11/21/06) at 10:45 AM Pacific Standard Time. If you attempt to take it after this time, you'll receive a message that the survey is unavailable. We've gotten many, many great responses, and we fear that if we receive any more, we won't have time to thoroughly code and analyze the rich, wonderful data you've so generously provided us.

If you wanted to take the survey, but didn't get a chance, we apologize. Please let us know if you'd like to see the results. We're planning to prepare an executive summary that will somehow be made publicly available to all interested parties. We will definitely send our results to Tim & Abby in hopes that they may post them on the blog.

Again, many, many thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our survey. Without your participation this research would not have been possible. Thanks also for your patience with my multiple cross-postings – I apologize again for any annoyance this may have caused, and promise not to do it again (Hopefully you won’t view this message as spam, too!).

Thanks again,

Abby Bass

nov 21, 2006, 1:16 pm

To do a good survey you need a nice cross section of users, this requires multiple posts in a variety of groups for the integrity of the survey.

Saw in a lot of my groups, and took the survey and IGNORED the other posts. I don't let petty things like that bother me. It's not like she was advertising a PORNO site, or ANOTHER Book Cataloger, or a Nigerian Scam.