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1569FW: Request for help --- academic research

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  • Mike Ewert
    May 16, 2002
      Request for help --- academic research
      This appears to be legitimate research by Rice University, so I am forwarding this request I received.  If you choose to take the survey, be sure to list HREG to be entered into their drawing.    :)
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Paul Dholakia [mailto:dholakia@...]
      Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 10:30 PM
      To: hreg_members-owner@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Request for help --- academic research
      Importance: High

      We are faculty members in the Jones school of management at Rice University  (you may verify this by visiting the Rice website). We are conducting an academic research project studying different types of social interactions on the internet, and its influence on participants from a sociological perspective.

      In this regard, we are conducting a survey of members belonging to e-mail groups, newsgroups, chat-rooms, MUDs, and other social groups on the internet, seeking information on different elements of their thoughts, feelings, and motivations for participating in the group, as well as questions about the group's value to them... The survey is available for answering on the web at the following URL:

      Of course, this research is strictly academic, and has no commercial motives or interests whatsoever. We hope to publish this research in a sociology or communications journal.

      As a small token of our appreciation for participants' time, and in the spirit of the philosophy underlying the internet, we will donate $250 each (a total of $500) to two organizations/ groups/ charities of our participants' choice (we ask participants to nominate their favorite groups in the survey). We will randomly select two groups or organizations from the nominations of all completed responses.

      Best wishes,

      Lisa Klein, Assistant Professor, Rice University Web-page:

      Paul Dholakia, Assistant Professor, Rice University Web-page:

      Dr. Paul Dholakia
      Assistant Professor of Management
      Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management
      Rice University
      6100 Main Street,
      Houston,  TX 77005

      Telephone: 713-348-5376
      Fax:       716-348-5251
      Email:     dholakia@...
      Webpage:   http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~dholakia