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NOTE ABOUT AN IMPORTANT IBS SURVEY

You are invited to participate in an academic survey on IBS research (with a chance to win one of ten Amazon gift cards worth $100 each) being conducted by a team of researchers at Penn State University. They have expertise in quantitative analysis, big data/information sciences and communications, and are supported by IBS physicians/specialists.

Your participation in this survey is crucial to their ongoing research. Their findings will be shared on this forum.

To help with this research, please click: Survey on IBS patients.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!
 

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Not to be negative, but not impressed with the survey. I'm not sure who cares what online tools we have. I want to get better, not talk about it!
I took the survey, but I agree. I was hoping this was information that can help to find solutions, but it's more about how we like to talk about our issues.
 

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Not to be negative, but not impressed with the survey. I'm not sure who cares what online tools we have. I want to get better, not talk about it!
If you look into the researches on the survey they were people who are studying social sciences, not biology. Even though I 100% agree with you, that they need to study how to get us better not how we interact with one another, I'm going to give Penn State a pass on this one. Their University has done some phenomenal research in past and will hopefully continue to do so. Here's a press release for one of their studies.

http://news.psu.edu/story/320993/2014/07/18/research/immune-cell-role-intestinal-movement-may-lead-better-understanding

If you get involved in a website like Amazon's Mturk (I recommend you dont because its a complete waste of time), you will see these types of surveys pop up constantly. For some reason people involved in sociological studies are fascinated by the way people interact with each other on online message boards.
 

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Thanks everyone who has responded to our survey. We hope to work on both information that can help you find solutions to your problems and also gain a better understanding of the social dynamics on the forum. If you have not responded yet, please do so. Thanks again.
 
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