Who are the biggest fans?

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Dear ER, X-Files, Friends, & Frasier viewers,

I am a Ph.D. student studying if the television can be an effective teacher. I have created a survey that asks about television viewing habits and some opinion questions. The survey takes 20-30 minutes to complete. Your help on this survey may move schooling in to the 21st century.

I am comparing responses from 4 of the most popular television shows: ER, X-Files, Friends, and Frasier. The more surveys that each group fills out the more sure I can be sure of my conclusions. You can be a part of cutting edge educational research.

I need a minimum of 40 viewers from each television program. It is important to the study results to include data from fans as well as casual viewers. You folks are the biggest fans. Please help me by filling out the survey.

The survey can be found at:

Some of the survey questions may seem difficult, obvious, or unusual; your response to whether you agree, disagree, or are undecided is important. Each question was thoughtfully included on the survey to determine if television is an effective educator.

You can take the survey anonomously if you desire. If you want to be mentioned in my published study results you have that option also. Complete details are printed on the survey.

If you have any questions please contact me at cwhittle@unm.edu or 505-792-8964.

-- Chris Whittle (cwhittle@unm.edu), March 10, 2000


I went to this site and filled out the survey. As a college graduate with a BA in Psychology I found this survey very interesting. I recommend everyone who reads this should log on and fill the survey out for themselves.

-- Carin (cdenisehaze@usa.net), March 10, 2000.

I also took the survey; it's interesting and does not take long.

-- nancy (tbc@po.cwru.edu), March 10, 2000.

I TOOK THE SURVEY.quite intresting...didnt take long at all[even thought i guessed on some]

-- rachel (thehilfigergirl@aol.com), March 12, 2000.

I took the survey too. Very interesting. :)

-- Kimmy (kdevoe@smcvt.edu), March 12, 2000.

It is quite interesting. It was pretty obvious what some questions were getting at--whether you remember and/or believe what you see on TV shows, esp. ER and X-Files (I could remember some of the specific episodes of each that the questions obviously referred to). I was chagrined to find that I had not retained as much of the medical knowledge from ER as I had thought; on the other hand, the surveyor will find that even though I watch X-Files, I cheerfully resist believing that any of it is real.

-- Mary (mslyman@erols.com), March 13, 2000.

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