I am posting here to let you know about a survey we are conducting on kids, gaming and creativity. The survey is being conducted out of the University of Toronto by a research team led by Dr. Sara M. Grimes, as part of the “Playing at Making” project. It is designed to find out more about some of the cool things kids aged 12 years and under are doing and making with digital games---like designing their own characters, creating their own servers on Minecraft, or even “modifying” existing game programming.
We are interested in reaching as diverse a population as possible for this particular survey, and want to make sure that parents and kids from various different backgrounds, abilities, and contexts hear about the survey and have a chance to participate. The survey has a part to be answered by kids, and a part to be answered by parents, so participating will likely lead to some enjoyable and insightful family discussions as well.
You can find out more about the survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H6RLKZ7
As you will see, the survey itself starts with a fairly elaborate information page, which explains the aims of the survey, as well as all associated ethical considerations.
You can also find out more about the Playing at Making project on our research blog: http://playingatmaking.com
I am also happy to provide any additional information you might like to have about the survey or the larger “Playing at Making” project, and/or to connect you with the lead researcher, Dr. Grimes ([email protected]
), if you have any concerns.