July 31st, 2016, 02:53 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2016 From: United Kingdom Posts: 5 Thanks: 1  Research participants required  Psycholinguistics research  Mathematical concepts
Hi, My name is Hamza. I'm a psychology student investigating conceptual representation and I'm looking for participants to take part in a survey study for my masters dissertation. The aim of this study is to to investigate how we bring meaning to the words that we use to describe various mathematical concepts. You will be required to rate a number of different words along six dimensions of perceptual experience (e.g. Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Feeling, etc.) using your own best judgement. In order to participate you will need to fulfil two criteria. You must be, i) Aged 18 or above, AND, ii) A native speaker of English (English is your first language). The survey will take 2030 minutes to complete. If you include your email address at the end of the survey I will enter you into a draw for a chance to win a £10 amazon giftcard/voucher. Your participation in this study will allow me to see whether there are differences between the way that experienced mathematicians represent mathematical concepts compared to nonmathematicians. I am happy to share these results with you upon completion of the study. The survey can be accessed by clicking the link below https://lancasteruni.qualtrics.com/S...uuwgttKdnYhF9b Thank you Hamza p.s. if you have any questions please feel free to ask me and i will do my best to answer them 
July 31st, 2016, 03:23 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,830 Thanks: 648 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Interesting survey... I will be very curious to see how many people 'experience' these things other than through sight or sound... *sniffs*... mmm i smell a hypotenuse. 
July 31st, 2016, 03:31 PM  #3  
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You'd be surprised at some of the results. In a past study somebody reported tasting "philosophy" and smelling "democracy"  
July 31st, 2016, 03:49 PM  #4 
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July 31st, 2016, 04:09 PM  #5 
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July 31st, 2016, 04:20 PM  #6 
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Yeah.. At no point in that survey was I asked if I was a mathematician or not. But if you're just comparing people with a mathematical background, then that should be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 
July 31st, 2016, 04:33 PM  #7  
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Just out of interest, what is your mathematical background i.e. do you have a degree in mathematics or just an interest? Dependent on your answer it may be worth me flagging your response and including the data in responses from nonmathematicians prior to running the analysis. Sorry for the confusion.  
July 31st, 2016, 04:52 PM  #8  
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July 31st, 2016, 05:08 PM  #9 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2016 From: United Kingdom Posts: 5 Thanks: 1  Yeah PM me your email address. Although i think i may have identified your response from your geolocation. I've made a note of what i think is your unique response ID and i'll cross ref it with your email address just to be sure before i move the data across 
July 31st, 2016, 05:09 PM  #10  
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Also, welcome to the forum .  

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