Monthly Archives: May 2014

Survey Fatigue on the WoW forums

I’m putting the final touches on a new article that investigates what I’m calling “survey fatigue” on the official World of Warcraft forums. This comes directly out of my experiences doing data collection for my dissertation and is a result of me trying to figure out why posting to an EVE forum netted so many responses that my server crashed, while the WoW forums was lukewarm at best.  In this paper I argue that the WoW forums are over-utilized  when it comes to survey recruitment, and the bad behaviour of some researchers (no informed consent documents, arguing with the players on the forums, etc) is a significant problem that needs to be addressed.

The abstract that I just uploaded to the DiGRA conference site can also be read here and stay tuned for the full paper!