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LINGUIST List 21.3485

Tue Aug 31 2010

Qs: Web Study on Problem Solving

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        1.    Thora Tenbrink, Web Study on Problem Solving

Message 1: Web Study on Problem Solving
Date: 30-Aug-2010
From: Thora Tenbrink <tenbrinkuni-bremen.de>
Subject: Web Study on Problem Solving
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Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in an online study on problem
solving, conducted as part of a collaborative research project involving
the intersection of cognitive science and linguistics at the Universities
of Bremen and Bamberg (Germany). Participants are taken through
example problems and are then asked to solve another problem by
themselves. The problems are easy to understand and entertaining to
solve.

The completion of the task will take approximately 20 minutes.
Participants should be (i.e., consider themselves) native speakers of
English. Since we do not wish to influence participants by describing
what we wish to study before anyone performs the task, any questions
(for example about the linguistic component of the task) should be sent
directly to tenbrinkuni-bremen.de. Participation is entirely
anonymous; a small number of demographic questions support the
interpretation and assessment of the general validity of the collected
data. Here is the link to the study:

http://www.wayfinding.uni-bremen.de/euler/start.php

Please forward this information to your colleagues and graduate
students if you think they might like to participate.

Thank you in advance - we very much appreciate the time and effort
you invest in supporting us!

Linn Gralla
Dr. Thora Tenbrink
Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Sciences
University of Bremen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid
Faculty Information Systems and Applied CS
University of Bamberg

If you have any questions, contact tenbrinkuni-bremen.de.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis

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