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Mon Feb 3, 2020, 08:01 PM

Can you spare a moment to help a DUer with their research project? (And help DU!) [View all]

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UPDATE 2/6/2020

The survey is now closed. Thank you very much to everyone who took part! We appreciate it.



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Hello everyone,

One of our veteran members, Lithos, is studying for a Master's degree in Computer Science. His current class is in Human-Computer Interfaces, and he asked us if we could help him with some research.

Lithos has created a short survey to collect information about how DU members use the site's search functionality, and plans to write a report for his research on how the search functionality could be improved. He also hopes to conduct some brief one-on-one interviews with willing DU members, in order to gain further information.

The survey and interviews will help Lithos complete his research project, and in turn, he will share the results of that project with us so that we can improve our search functions in the future.

This is of course completely optional -- if you don't feel like taking the survey, you are not obligated to. But if you wish to take the survey, you will find it here:

Survey is now closed

If you do take part, we will collect some demographic information about your account along with your submitted survey but ONLY information that is already publicly available (for example, your post count, or whether you are a star member). NO private information will be shared with Lithos.

Lithos is also asking for volunteers to take part in some short one-on-one interviews about how members use the search function. This will be done via DU Mail, so if you wish to take part, simply contact him by sending him a DU Mail Message.

Once again, this is completely voluntary. If you would like more information, please visit this thread where Lithos has posted an FAQ. We appreciate your assistance, and thanks in advance to anyone who chooses takes part.

-- The DU Administrators

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