Questionnaire - Help Needed please Answered
**First of sorry if this is not the correct forum to post this in**
**Bit of background, I'm Fergal from Ireland, 22, and currently studying Communications in Creative Multimedia and have a request if any of you would kindly help me**
I'm doing a Virtual Ethnography assignment for a module on my course titled' User Theories' and thought Instructables would be a great online community to research as I've had the enjoyment of using it a few times for college projects.
Side bar: A Virtual Ethnography is the study of people interacting in an online community.
I want to look at why people give up their free time and spend a lot of time and effort to help others with tutorials. I want to also explore hierarchy within the community and see if there is any influential or highly regarded people within the community. Also just general observation of the Instructables community. So if you have time i would appreciate it immensely if you could fill in the short questionnaire below. Would really help me out a lot thanks.
Look forward to hearing back from you all. Thanks!!
1 – What is your age, gender, location?
2 - How often do you visit the forum / post on the forum?
3 - How often do you browse Instructables?
4 - Do you feel the Instructables forum offers a sense of community? How does it differ to a offline Instructables community if any?
5 - Do you find it easier to communicate and voice your opinions online on the forum, than offline face to face?
6 - Does being part of the Instructables forum make you feel a sense of importance ?
7 – Have you ever met anyone from Instructables offline face to face ? [If so elaborate please, how? when? Still talk?]
8 - Do you think there's a downside to communicating online rather than just offline?
9 – What do you think is the best aspect of communicating in the Instructables forum?
10 – Do you communicate with any Instructables members on facebook/twitter or any other messenger? If so how many, how often, in depth conversations or small talk?
11 – How many projects have you made successfully from Instructables
12 – Have you ever subsequently made money from following a instructable and selling on what you made? [examples please/ elaborate]
If any questions dont apply to you, please even just try answer as any feedback / knowledge about the online community will help me greatly!! If you think of anything else that is not mentioned and that would help me, i would also be grateful for this info.