Hi MeFites! This is the discussion thread for the 2012 MetaFilter Pronunciation Survey
, available for 5 days to all logged-in site users. Even if you already took the 2010 survey, it'd be valuable to have you do it again. Additionally, this time around all survey participants will have the option to have a word frequency table of their MetaFilter posting history generated and emailed to them. If you would like to take the 2012 survey, I would ask that you please do so BEFORE you read or participate in the discussion here (as well as before you view the previous MetaTalk thread about the 2010 survey).
This is to help ensure that your responses to these survey questions are entirely your own decisions and are not influenced by the opinions of those participating in this thread. If you have already taken the 2012 survey or are not interested in taking the survey but would like to discuss it, please go ahead and do so here.
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 AM (306 comments total)
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If you have taken the 2012 survey, thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to contribute to this ongoing research about language and MeFi. Please share any thoughts, questions and concerns here. I am happy to discuss any aspect of this study with you (including the 2010 survey
). As this second survey will be the last (and because I’ve been able to devote 3 years to this project so far), there’s a lot more that I can share with you all. I’m looking forward to whatever you have to say!
About the Research:
This survey is part of an ongoing sociolinguistic research project focused on language variation in an online community. I am conducting this final stage of research towards the completion of my PhD degree in Linguistics, and with the full consent of the MetaFilter moderators, the University of York
and its Ethical Review Board (HSSEC).
About the Survey:
The survey is open to all logged-in site members who are over 18 years of age. Please submit the survey only once, using your primary MetaFilter account (not a spare or ‘sockpuppet’ account). There are 20 questions in total. The first several questions will be about your participation on the site. The remaining questions will be about your demographic background. The survey concludes with a request to generate a word frequency table of all of your MetaFilter contributions, which you can choose to have emailed to you as well. Lastly, an opportunity to share any concerns or comments directly with the researcher (Kim Witten
) is provided.
Participation in any part of this study is entirely voluntary and you may opt-out at any time. You may also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you’ve enjoyed being a part of this, and thank you!!