Survey: College wants your input on 'Potter' impact, after-effects

  June 27, 2007 at 4:04 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA
  harry potter fans, harry potter survey, harry potter scholarly studies, harry potter addiction

This summer, psychology professor Jeffrey Rudski at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania is doing a research study on the impact of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on fans of the series.

Dr. Rudski has a strong interest in addiction, and the level of involvement people have with the Harry Potter series is the perfect opportunity to examine the addictive nature of non-drug related phenomena, he told HPANA. Two students, Carli Segal and Eli Kallen are helping him and giving him guidance with this project, as they are devout fans.

The study, Harry Potter and the Impact on Muggles, consists of four parts. The first part, to be completed between now and 2 weeks before the release of Deathly Hallows can be accessed at the link below. Subsequent parts will be posted 10 days before the release, a few hours after the release, and at least a week after.

Click here to take part 1 of the survey!

(Part 1 = NOW; 2-4 weeks before release, Part 2 = 1-2 weeks before release, Part 3 = after book completion, Part 4 = at least a week after completion)

Feel free to e-mail Dr. Rudski to receive updates and reminders for when each new link is posted, as well as to receive a summary of the results. Also, Rudski would love for fans to forward this survey to friends. (HPANA will also post the followup surveys and results.)


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