[NTLK] Results of "community" research survey?
arceehs at gmail.com
Tue May 27 22:34:02 EDT 2014
This is the last posting I have on the subject. That is not to say I
haven't missed something.
It still sounds interesting.
On 1/18/13, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com> wrote:
>>>> Maggie has also indicated that she is happy to provide us with an
>>>> analysis of the survey results later in the spring.
>>> Did anything ever come of this?
>> I have sent an email to Maggie asking about the status of the research
>> project. Hopefully, she'll be able to provide some fresh insight.
> Ask and ye shall receive.
> Here's an update from Maggie.
> Hi Grant,
> So nice to hear from you!
> It's funny you should write, as I am just working through the statistical
> analysis now. I had to go out to collect data again as my committee was not
> convinced I had enough samples. I have since gone back out and collected
> data from several other communities to supplement the ones I already had.
> Early indications are that my model is at least partly supported…communities
> in which there are norms of reciprocity established by their moderators or
> leaders are far more likely to survive over the long term than those that
> are more "tit-for-tat". Even though economic theories would suggest that
> when everyone gets exactly as much out of a social interaction as they put
> in, it leads to a successful relationship, it looks as though communities in
> which people have the opportunity to "give more" might actually be more
> successful in the long term (as long as what they are "giving" helps them
> express part of their personal identity).
> I won't have the statistics organized for another few weeks. I'm hoping to
> get to the point where I defend the dissertation this May. I expect to have
> a four or five page "executive summary" of the study in April, and that's
> what I'll send to participating communities. But by all means, please share
> this update with the group. NewtonTalk was the first community to agree to
> participate in my study and I am very grateful for your enthusiastic
> Thanks and take care,
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