studying LT members' use of tags


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studying LT members' use of tags

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Nov 19, 2006, 5:09 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, 8:49 pm

Thanks for using us for your own diabolical purposes. Much appreciated.

Nov 19, 2006, 8:51 pm

How is doing a required research project for school "diabolical"?

Nov 20, 2006, 12:31 am

pretty sure it was said in jest. :) like the diabolical psych projects that i always took part in in college. of course there they paid you $5 and a candy bar. WHERE'S MY CANDY BAR, ABBY??? (i keed, i keed)


Nov 20, 2006, 7:22 am

Actually, I honestly consider all science to be a form of witchcraft.

Nov 21, 2006, 1:04 pm

Sorry friend,

That's the downside to cyber-surveys. No candy bars, no cash. Just the warm fuzzy feeling that you've helped advance our collective knowledge base. . .and earned the undying appreciation of a frazzled library school student. :-)


Nov 21, 2006, 1:04 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

Sep 28, 2007, 12:09 pm

Have those results been put together and published/posted somewhere?