Participate in a Short, Fun Chess Survey (for A Chance to Win an Amazon gift card)!

Would you like you share your opinions about chess? If so, click the link below to take our 10-20 minute survey!

Who are we and what is this survey about?

We are social scientists conducting a study on US Chess members’ practice habits, chess ratings, and opinions about a variety of chess-related questions. The survey will take 10–20 minutes. We think you may find the survey questions interesting, thought-provoking, and fun to answer.

What do I get for participating?

For every 100 people who complete the survey, we will randomly choose one person to receive a $30 Amazon gift card by email. You are eligible for this prize if you complete the survey and provide an email address at the end of the survey.

Can I see the results?

When we finish collecting and analyzing your data, we will make a complete, anonymized report of the results available to everyone who participated in the study and provided their email address at the end of the survey. We will also publish a summary of the results in Chess Life.

What if I am under 18?

If you are under 18 years old, you may still participate in our study! However, you must get a parent or guardian’s permission before you do. If you are a parent of a US Chess member who is under 18, we request that you allow them to complete the survey (but we encourage you to be present while they do, and to help them if necessary).

Can I share this survey with other chess players?

Yes! If you manage or coach a chess player or a group of players, or even if you just want to share the survey with your friends, please forward this webpage or the survey link to them.

Link to survey: https://goo.gl/FnJaK8

Patrick Heck, Ph.D. & Christopher Chabris, Ph.D.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey, please email Patrick Heck ([email protected])

 

 

Comments

  1. I played chess since I was 8 years old and have continued until now. However, I am coming down with dementia and stayed stable within the last 10 years. I attribute to keeping my mind active by playing chess, that is it works on both old memory (chess opening, new memory (learning new openings,cognitive thinking (tactics)Too bad their isn’t a study on it with players who have dementia on United States Chess Federation & use the mean score for each player to determine effects.

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