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NOTICE! Thorstein and his RP Research Project

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Forum member Thorstein is doing his Ph.D. dissertation on "information worlds and digital literacy practices" of roleplayers in MMORPGs, and has been interacting and RPing with players in WildStar and on the WSRP website as part of his research.

As his research is partially based on an analysis of the "information world" that is the WSRP website, he's taken the step of letting us know that he's taking a "snapshot" of it. He has assured us that his use will be of a non-personal, non-identifying nature, and anyone who is not comfortable can speak with Thorstein to opt out. More information is available in Thorstein's announcement thread. Thanks!
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Posted Jul 14, 15 · OP · Last edited Jul 14, 15
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Thank you, Sri Nutmoon! Yes, please check out the linked info and threads above, and feel free to ask questions via the forums or by DM. If you'd like to opt out, please DM me so I can keep track. I will be sharing some of my preliminary results on the forums for feedback soon, I hope that some of you will chime in! Thank you all for your continued support!
I am a researcher working to better understand the information worlds and digital literacy practices of role-players in WildStar for my dissertation! Data collection is complete and my summarized findings can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wsrpresults
Please visit http://jonathanmhollister.com/wildstarproject for more information about the project. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let me know immediately!
Posted Jul 14, 15
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You mentioned contacting him to opt out, does this mean opting in is not a choice? I'm not trying to start a embittered verbal brawl. I'd like to willingly help how ever I can, and wish him the best of luck in his endeavor!
Posted Jul 15, 15
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Thanks for your interest, Arizant! The interview phase of my data collection (which was opt-in) has already been completed. However, contributing to the upcoming discussion of my preliminary results and/or not opting out of the data I've collected on the forums would be helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!
I am a researcher working to better understand the information worlds and digital literacy practices of role-players in WildStar for my dissertation! Data collection is complete and my summarized findings can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wsrpresults
Please visit http://jonathanmhollister.com/wildstarproject for more information about the project. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let me know immediately!
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I admit, I always find it neat as people do studies on role-play and on-line behaviors and such. I'll be curious of the results. :)
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Posted Jul 15, 15
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I admit, I always find it neat as people do studies on role-play and on-line behaviors and such. I'll be curious of the results. :)

Yus. I remember back in the day taking part in the Daedalus project; it was pretty fascinating stuff.
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Thanks for your interest, CookieDragon and Rihko! And yes, Nick Yee's work is fascinating, and has a small part in my literature review, too!
I am a researcher working to better understand the information worlds and digital literacy practices of role-players in WildStar for my dissertation! Data collection is complete and my summarized findings can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wsrpresults
Please visit http://jonathanmhollister.com/wildstarproject for more information about the project. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let me know immediately!
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Hi Folks! I just wanted to let you know that I posted a shortened version of my findings on the forums: here. If you get a chance, please take a look and let me know what you think! Thank you all so much again!!!
I am a researcher working to better understand the information worlds and digital literacy practices of role-players in WildStar for my dissertation! Data collection is complete and my summarized findings can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wsrpresults
Please visit http://jonathanmhollister.com/wildstarproject for more information about the project. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let me know immediately!
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Thank you for the update.
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Thanks for your continued interest, Elkhan!
I am a researcher working to better understand the information worlds and digital literacy practices of role-players in WildStar for my dissertation! Data collection is complete and my summarized findings can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/wsrpresults
Please visit http://jonathanmhollister.com/wildstarproject for more information about the project. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let me know immediately!
Posted Jan 30, 16
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