Off topic: Scientific Research on Cinema, Humour and Ethnicity in 4 Countries! I Need U! :)
Thread poster: Alessandro Amarossi

Alessandro Amarossi  Identity Verified
Poland
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Nov 28, 2011

Hi there!

My name is Alessandro, I live, work and study in Italy at the master's degree course in Conference Interpreting of the University of Bologna.

At the moment I have to prepare my master's degree thesis, and this crazy idea came to my mind: to conduct a a research on humour, cinema and ethnicity in four different countries! The topic is one of the most difficult ever, so I need your help!

For this reason I created a blog, ( http://carnelevarium.blogspot.com ) and a page on facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carnelevarium-Culturarum/264050860285550 ) on which you can find a questionnaire about the topic of my research.

In both pages you find a 'square', in blue and beige... an embedded version of the questionnaire.... it's pretty straightforward if you read the instructions (I did my super best to make everything easily accessible and understandable)

1) answer the questions in sec.A (personal info)
2) watch video 1, answer question 1 of section B, video 2, question 2 and so on..

I would really appreciate if you could have a look at either one of the questionnaires and complete one of them! On each page (both Facebook's and Blogspot's) you will find all necessary instructions. Just read them carefully and... enjoy your time! It is FUN, and it will not take more than 35 minutes.

I count on YOU!

Thanks a lot in advance,
Alessandro


 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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No video Nov 28, 2011

Alessandro,

I tried to fill in the questionnaire on the blog, but there was no video. None at all. This was with Firefox 8, javascript turned on.


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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It worked with me Nov 28, 2011

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

Alessandro,

I tried to fill in the questionnaire on the blog, but there was no video. None at all. This was with Firefox 8, javascript turned on.


Did you scroll all the way down because that's where they are hiding? I use Firefox, too, and there were no problems.

[Edited at 2011-11-28 12:11 GMT]


 

Alessandro Amarossi  Identity Verified
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Just scroll down! Nov 28, 2011

The videos are below the questionnaire.... thx a lot for your support, your answers will be very much appreciated and valued

Nicole Schnell wrote:

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

Alessandro,

I tried to fill in the questionnaire on the blog, but there was no video. None at all. This was with Firefox 8, javascript turned on.


Did you scroll all the way down because that's where they are hiding? I use Firefox, too, and there were no problems.

[Edited at 2011-11-28 12:11 GMT]


 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:26
English to Dutch
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Yes... Nov 28, 2011

Nicole Schnell wrote:

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

Alessandro,

I tried to fill in the questionnaire on the blog, but there was no video. None at all. This was with Firefox 8, javascript turned on.


Did you scroll all the way down because that's where they are hiding? I use Firefox, too, and there were no problems.

[Edited at 2011-11-28 12:11 GMT]


Yes, I did, unfortunately.


 

Alessandro Amarossi  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 12:26
Russian to Italian
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No Flash installed? Nov 28, 2011

All the videos are taken from Youtube or Megavideo... Just wondering: is Flash installed correctly? Can you see videos on Youtube?

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

Nicole Schnell wrote:

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

Alessandro,

I tried to fill in the questionnaire on the blog, but there was no video. None at all. This was with Firefox 8, javascript turned on.


Did you scroll all the way down because that's where they are hiding? I use Firefox, too, and there were no problems.

[Edited at 2011-11-28 12:11 GMT]


Yes, I did, unfortunately.


 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:26
English to Dutch
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Yes again... Nov 28, 2011

Alessandro Amarossi wrote:

All the videos are taken from Youtube or Megavideo... Just wondering: is Flash installed correctly? Can you see videos on Youtube?



Again, yes, Flash works correctly.


 

Alessandro Amarossi  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 12:26
Russian to Italian
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Pretty unusual... Nov 28, 2011

My technical knowledge on the matter has then some limits... the only suggestion I can come up with is to try to open the blog with another browser, Chrome (works like wonder), Safari or IE.



Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

Alessandro Amarossi wrote:

All the videos are taken from Youtube or Megavideo... Just wondering: is Flash installed correctly? Can you see videos on Youtube?



Again, yes, Flash works correctly.


 

Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:26
English to Dutch
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Weird Nov 28, 2011

...I just had another look, and now the videos are there. IT - don't mess with it, don't try to understand it.

 

Alessandro Amarossi  Identity Verified
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OMG :) Nov 28, 2011

ok, I guess we just have to have faith in our computersicon_wink.gif

Jan Willem van Dormolen wrote:

...I just had another look, and now the videos are there. IT - don't mess with it, don't try to understand it.


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Rather long survey Nov 29, 2011

You should warn participants that it takes at least half an hour to complete.

About 10 years ago in Britain they did a large international survey on jokes. Germans turned out to have the best sense of humour, because they understand also foreign jokes. Canadians did not even understand British jokes.

Good luck with your undertaking!


 

Alessandro Amarossi  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 12:26
Russian to Italian
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Actually, I did! :) Nov 29, 2011

If you read my first message, I said

"It is FUN, and it will not take more than 35 minutes."


Anyway, thanks a lot for your help!!!!!!!!!!!

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

You should warn participants that it takes at least half an hour to complete.

About 10 years ago in Britain they did a large international survey on jokes. Germans turned out to have the best sense of humour, because they understand also foreign jokes. Canadians did not even understand British jokes.

Good luck with your undertaking!


 

Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:26
French to English
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Problem Nov 30, 2011

Hi Alessandro, I was in the middle of doing it and when I clicked to watch film 4 my screen went to another window and a gambling window opened next to the survey window. The same thing happened at film 7. Just wonder if that's happened to anyone else.

 


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