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Extra credit opportunity 15

Dear Students,

We are a group of graduate student researchers at School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are interested in learning your social media behaviors. As such, I am writing to ask for your participation in a survey. The purpose of this survey is to improve college students’ skills to detect correct scientific information online and improve their knowledge.

This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  To thank you for your time all of those who complete the survey will be able to earn extra creditadded to your final grade in the course that directs you to this study. All data collected from this survey will be confidential. In the end of the survey, you will be required to enter your name, course number and your NetID, but we will not access your individual responses.

The survey will be open from May 7, 2018 through May 26, 2018. Feel free to direct your questions to or


Please find the direct link to the survey here:

Thank you for your participation.

Extra credit opportunity 11

Dear Students:

We are the Video Game Research Group at J-School, and we are currently developing a video game live-streaming platform—Badger Streaming. We would like you to test out our product so we can improve it before our open beta testing phase. You do not need to be an experienced gamer/streamer to participate! This study takes place in the Video Game Lab in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (5035 Vilas).

The testing consists of three parts. In the first part, you will answer some demographic questions and questions related to previous media use. In the second part, you will be playing a video game while broadcasting your gameplay on our streaming platform. In the third part, you will answer survey questions about your experience. Your participation will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

Upon your completion of this study, you will receive extra credit for the course you are recruited from.

As with any research, your participation is voluntary, and all of the information you give will be kept strictly confidential. To participate in the study, simply click on the following link to reserve a timeslot, then come down to the lab during your appointed time:

Book your appointment here.

If you have any questions about the study or experience any difficulties with scheduling an appointment, please contact SK Tay at or Leo Shan at If you have questions about the project or your rights as a potential participant, please contact UW-Madison Professor Karyn Riddle (

We thank you in advance for your help with the testing!

Please select a time slot when you will be available to participate in the study. If you cannot turn up after signing up for a slot, please cancel the appointment at least 24 hours before the start of your scheduled appointment. If you are going to miss the cancellation deadline, please notify the research team over email ( at least 2 hours before your appointment.

Best regards,

Video Game Research Group