To the members of the DotA community,
I am running a deep and complex study on the DotA community. Without going into too much detail, I just want to explain a little about my research.
research began about five years ago when I studied post-game emotion in players. At this point I was an amateur psychology student with a passion for understanding the competitive phenomenon that is Defense of the Ancients. I played DotA every day during that time (and still do) so I decided to start my own research.
Those statistics gave me power to move onto my following study about my first working hypothesis. I spent a lot of time learning about will-power, so that was my topic of choice. This was an observational study with a post-game question. I.E. "On a scale of 1-10, how confident do you feel?"
Today, I have over fifty pages of notes addressing different trends as well as three working hypotheses. So now I'm reaching out to the community to help me gather enough samples to put together a comprehensive community analysis. I hope that it will help answer many questions addressed by the community.
I have been reaching out to older community members to help me out and I greatly appreciate their insight. However, I am by no means done interviewing/learning. I do believe my questionnaire itself is now primed enough to be sent out to the public. If you would please take your time to fill it out I would greatly appreciate it. Every-single-sample means so much to me.
Anyway, the rest can be found on the questionnaire. It is complex and has to be. It's like studying a planet.
Here's the link: The DotA 2 Community Analysis
Update: Questionnaire Closed! 1,800 Samples collected!
Thank you so much to everyone!
Here is a sneak peak at some of my latest research, you can toy around with it as you want.
Thank you so much.
TLDR: Please fill out my "Dota 2 Community Questionnaire" linked above. It literally means everything to me.
I can assure all participants that there isn't one question pertaining to billing information.
Originally Posted by Ari~
Lol i'm not entering in my credit card info.
In terms of raw data, I can only share so much. Confidentiality is important and I don't want anyone who left personal information to feel exposed. However, I will definitely be posting results in a very complex graph form once completed, analyzing region-based trends, experience-based trends, and a whole lot more. (this will include a lot of raw data)
Originally Posted by n2shouldb4mac
DotA_Experiment, will you post results / analysis?
So far I've collected about 425 samples, my goal is to begin the analysis when the sample count reaches around 1,500.
I will also be publishing a lengthy article analyzing the results with community feedback and help. As I said earlier, complexity is of utmost importance in this study. Everyone who wants to be credited will be listed on the publication and the survey results as well.