Dear FinalGear, I would like to study you!

_HighVoltage_

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That's the effect of being a part of an internet community, not of having the particular interest of this particular community. ;)
I've met up with "strangers from the internet" for more than a decade on four different forums before coming here, and formed quite a few friendships that way.
It will be my job to dissect what you tell me in the interview and look for statements that define you as a "car enthusiast" and also compare it to how other people respond to the same questions. Not everything is obvious. Or at least I hope it wouldn't be.
 

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I just saw this thread. I'm always willing to help out a grad student. Feel free to drop me a line.
 

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You're more than welcome to contact me if you'd like. Either through PM or Skype. PM me if you'd like my skype name
 

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I'm game.
Count this car nut canuck in. As soon as my PM's are working.....
 

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Lets all stop posting while he is observing and ruin his result :p
I'm probably a shite subject to study then, hardly ever get the time to post nowadays haha
 

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Thanks, all. I am still in the theory stage and design of the project (plus I'm getting pushed to work on my thesis AND do PhD applications...). I plan on starting the interviews around the last week of October (maybe sooner, depending on how fast I get everything together)
 

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Count me in if you are still doing the thing :)

PM or w/e to hammer out the details I rarely venture outside of the General Auto section and will likely forget to check this thread :p
 

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No interviews yet?
 

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Starting tonight :) I was pretty busy with a conference and getting school applications done so I had to put this on hold for a while. I'm back now.
 

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I just spread some rep around to the people I interviewed so far. It's been really great. I hope to do a few more in the next couple days.

Project is due December 15, so far everything is working out great.
 

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Interview stage is over, sorry I couldn't get to everyone, but thanks for offering to participate!

I still need to collect a little more data, now that I have narrowed down my findings, so in the next couple of days I will create a very short survey for those that I didn't get to interview.
 

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I still need to collect a little more data, now that I have narrowed down my findings, so in the next couple of days I will create a very short survey for those that I didn't get to interview.
That would be great, sorry for not being more cooperative in planning an interview.
 

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Okay, here is an update:

I am almost finished, but I could use a little bit more data from the people I haven't interviewed. I narrowed it down to five questions, please elaborate in your responses as much as you can.

If you haven't filled out the consent form, please do so, otherwise I can't use the data

Informed consent form - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG1uYmNHRzBoZnUtS2w3X0RDMmNjSmc6MQ#gid=0

Short survey - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5HbE9hYUE4V2Y5Z0ljZGZaUk02bnc6MQ
 

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done and done :) those tiny text-areas do make it hard to re-read, especially since the questions often got quite a long answer.
 
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