Tom’s Hardware is participating in a scientific research project, and we need your help!
The project is spearheaded by Dr. Arne Weigold, our very own German-to-English translator. You’ve likely read an article he translated if you regularly read our reviews. Arne’s a college professor at Notre Dame College of Ohio for his day job, where he conducts research on computer use, and his findings have been published in scientific journals. He’s developing a questionnaire to measure computer self-efficacy, or people’s belief that they know about and are able to work effectively with computers. This isn’t marketing research or for any company; nobody will make any money from it. It’s just so that researchers have a good way to measure computer self-efficacy.
Here’s where Tom’s Hardware comes in: Arne needs computer experts to help him identify things that people at different levels of computer knowledge would be expected to know and do, so who better to ask than you, our readers? Your answers would provide Arne with the basis for the computer self-efficacy scale questions. All you’d need to do to help is fill out a short six-question survey. Responses are completely voluntary and anonymous. (You don’t provide a name or email address).
Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to participate in this study.
If you’re interested in participating, please click here and follow the instructions.
You can also contact Arne here or via our comments if you have any questions.
Thank you so much!