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May I Ask a Favor?
Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Sunday, March 26, 2017 2:05 PM

Hello, everyone. I'd like to ask a favor. I'm primarily a model railroader (I model the C&O's Piedmont Subdivision - check it out at http://www.piedmontsub.com) and a member of the National Model Railroad Association. I also occasionally model other subjects (see some of my other models at http://www.larryzdaily.net) and I'm a member of the IPMS. I'm also a research psychologist interested in the psychology of hobbies and I'm currently conducting an online survey. If you have about half an hour and wouldn't mind helping me out, the survey's at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DNX3QKB

Thanks,

Larry

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, March 26, 2017 3:32 PM

Hi,

I took the survey, but one thing I noticed was that I am on some medication that might affect some of my answers but the questionaire never asked about that.  So I hope that doesn't impact things.

PF

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  • From: Fredericksburg
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:03 PM
I learned of the importance of surveys in a couple classes during my time in college so I'm happy to help whenever I can. I wish you luck in your research!

-Josiah

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Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:07 PM

PF, Josiah,

Thanks! I really appreciate you're taking the time.

Best,

Larry

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  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:19 PM

Done.

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:31 PM

Part hobby related, part psych exam.... hmmmmm

 

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Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, March 27, 2017 3:05 AM

The survey made me feel young.  It made me feel like an undergraduate student again.   

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, March 27, 2017 7:29 AM
I started,but it required way to much brain power and thinking.

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  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Monday, March 27, 2017 8:25 AM

Tojo72
I started,but it required way to much brain power and thinking.
 

LOL!  I feel the exact same way about some of the kits I build.  I build models so I can turn my brain off for just a few moments.  Stick out tongue
 
Eric
 
PS.  I just completed the survey.  I'd sure love to see the results of your study when they become available.  When do you think that might be?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, March 27, 2017 9:49 AM

I don't need no stinkin' psycholgy survey. There's nothing wrong with me. LOLOLOLOL!!!

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  • From: Greenville, NC
Posted by jtilley on Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00 PM

Just finished it. Grateful for the opportunity..

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Monday, March 27, 2017 6:50 PM

I want to thank ygmodeler4, John (wolfhammer1), stikpusher, ridleusmc, Eric, and jtilley for taking the time to complete the survey.

Tojo72, thanks for giving it a go. Much appreciated.

BlackSheepTwoOneFour - pretty sure you're correct - you don't need a survey. I'm just trying to figure out why everyone else needs to be a modeler.

Eric - I may have some preliminary quanitative results in a month or so. It depends on how many folks complete the survey in the next few weeks. Analysis of the open-ended questions might take longer. I'll make a note to get back to you when I have something.

Best to all, and thanks again for the help.

Larry

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 27, 2017 6:56 PM
Done

 

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Posted by jrb53 on Monday, March 27, 2017 8:46 PM

Wow, very interesting.  I don't see why anyone would complain about the time required and hope I get extra points for 100% honesty. Smile

Jack

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, March 27, 2017 11:10 PM

Done, but it took me more than a half hour.  Just a bit slower I guess.

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Posted by Revenant on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:11 AM

IndifferentHow are you going to use this data?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:13 AM

lzdaily@comcast.net

BlackSheepTwoOneFour - pretty sure you're correct - you don't need a survey. I'm just trying to figure out why everyone else needs to be a modeler.

 

 

 

I wouldn't say it's a "need." It's a hobby we all enjoyed since it's humble beginnings. WHy? Because it was cool. LOL! I am interested in hearing your findings.

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:31 AM

I took the survey Larry.

I learned a lot about myself and why I build models after some thought and introspection.

I also learned I dislike what I do for my job and went down the wrong career path. Didn't really have a choice at the time. Need to feed the family and provide of a home after all.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa FW-190D9
1/35 Trumpeter PT-76B

In Que

1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:35 PM

Thanks to tempestjohnny, Jack (jrb53), ikar01, and modelcrazy for taking the survey.

A couple of side notes: modelcrazy, I never did finish all my planned Mustang builds. I still have two -D's and a K to go, but my basement is a mess. I tore down my old model railroad and started a new one.

BlackSheepTwoOneFour, I've made a note to send you results when I get them. As I noted in a previous message, I might have some preliminary results in about a month.

Revenant, the purpose of the study is to answer two questions. The first is why some of us choose to build models? The second is, given that there seems to be a great deal of similarity in building models and creating art, how are model builders and artists similar and how are they different. If the results are interesting (and I really think they will be), I plan to write them up and publish them in a journal.

Best to all,
Larry

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:37 AM

Completed the survey last night. Good luck with your research! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:21 AM

Ok, you got me curious. Survey done! Big Smile

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  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:39 PM

Could you post a link to the article on this thread when it's published?

I'm curious to see the results.

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:00 PM

Done.

 Bruce

 

 

 

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Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:41 PM

Thanks to Gamera, BlackSheepTwoOneFour, and Bruce (hogfanfs) for taking the time to complete the survey. Much appreciated.

Cdn Colin, I'd be happy to post a link when I get this finished and written up.

Happy modeling,

Larry

P.S. - when this is done, I might find time to complete my half finished model of Weaver's P-51D.

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Posted by Wirraway on Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:09 PM

done-diddley-done

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, April 03, 2017 4:54 PM

I was required to complete an Army survey my first year in the Army. I was sent follow up surveys every few years or so for a couple of decades. I still get follow up surveys even though I retired in 2011.

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Posted by XF-15DCC on Monday, April 03, 2017 5:54 PM

Interesting questions, I played, you have another one done.....

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Posted by lzdaily@comcast.net on Monday, April 03, 2017 7:39 PM

Wirraway, XF-15DCC - thanks for completing the survey. Very much appreciated.

Rob, I won't send you any follow up surveys. I promise.

Best to all,

Larry

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, April 03, 2017 9:29 PM

All done.Big Smile

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, April 03, 2017 10:49 PM

Not worried about follow ups, I filled out your survey. I understand the importance of surveys.

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