Calling all Rock Climbers! PLEASE help with this study!

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Stormsy

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 20, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Hey guys! I'm conducting a study on how people approach life's challenges and whether that relates to the kinds of activities they engage in (we are particularly interested in rock-climbing!). If you're an avid climber like I am, I bet you wonder how climbing relates to other areas of your life- this is what I'm trying to test! The survey is suitable for all ages and isn't intended to cause any discomfort. All participation is anonymous and voluntary. The results could help prompt more research into how climbing affects behavior, cognition, and affect! the link to the survey is:
https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5BzCuxbk3zJ0y69&participantType=volunteer
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, help out if you can- it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete! There is a serious lack of research on climbing in the psychology literature, and we are hoping to change that!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 20, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
There is a serious lack of research on climbing in the psychology literature, and we are hoping to change that!

For whatever it's worth to you, I think a lot of climbers are just fine with there being "a serious lack of research on climbing in the psychology literature."

I don't mean to be a dick, but the less "research" done about climbing, the happier I'll be.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 20, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
If you're an avid climber like I am, I bet you wonder how climbing relates to other areas of your life- this is what I'm trying to test!


Lol!!

Constantly! I probably wonder this as avidly as u climb.
Stormsy

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2014 - 09:01pm PT
Simply for school. I would seriously appreciate it as we only need 30 people. If you can find the time (less than 10 minutes), I would be grateful. Good luck to everyone climbing out there! It is a study that is trying to show that climbers solve problems much differently than non-climbers in many aspects of life.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:08pm PT
30 people makes a study?

Whattif they , you know, just bs the survey ?
Stormsy

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2014 - 09:15pm PT
Haha, seems like you guys aren't very interested. Thought all climbers were down to earth (no pun intended).
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:20pm PT
I bit, good luck. How did you know about Ghost in the survey?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
What's wrong with studying run-of-the-mill wackos?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
The more research you do on this subject, the less you'll really know.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Wow, even I think you use too many exclamation points.

This is incredible as I know I use too many exclamations points. Well done.

edit: Nonetheless I tried your survey...and quit. Too many double (and triple negatives). Too many double barreled questions. Too much clutter on the screen. Not trying to be a jerk, but your survey design is lacking and turned me off. Sorry.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
Wow, even I think you use too many exclamation points. This is incredible as I know I use too many exclamations points. Well done.

Ha. No need for anyone else to take the survey, because we've already awarded the prize to Crimpie

How did you know about Ghost in the survey?

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Stormsy

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
That's okay! It's not for everyone. Thanks for trying.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
Thought all climbers were down to earth (no pun intended).


Don't you mean "thought all of us climbers were down to earth" cause remember, you're an avid climber too? Right?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
That's okay! It's not for everyone. Thanks for trying.

you opened a hornets nest bub. Clearly you picked the wrong forum for down to earth. By this time tomorrow you can expect 50 or so filled out surveys, All from one Ron Anderson and entirely skewed toward second amendment rights and concealed carry. I'm not sure if that answers your question of how climbing has anything to do with anything else but like I said, you picked the wrong forum.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
just took the survey.... What does my shoe size have to do with problem solving....?
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Jun 20, 2014 - 09:59pm PT
Ghost, was baiting after yer first post.
fivesix

Trad climber
Girdwood, AK
Jun 20, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Why don't you do a study on how different races solve problems. That'll piss a few people off.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Jun 20, 2014 - 10:31pm PT
I took the test and it didn't seem to me that it was about how climbing affected my life. Rather, it seemed about my decision making process. Whether that corelates to climbing or not, I'm not sure.Probably climbing is just one of several corelates.

Do you have a control group of people from a totally different activity? Ping Pong or curling perhaps?

Or a control group from a different sport that is also dangerous - base jumping for example?
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Jun 20, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
Egotistical types tend to click toward the extreme edges of the survey. More balanced people on either side of center. Oops, did I blow the survey?
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Jun 20, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
Stormsy, if you want truly daring types, survey wingsuiters or motorcycle racers!

But since you said please, please, please....I think people here should play along


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