Playful Sociality

The SURVEY page provides full information about the survey for my PhD project. If you would like to take the survey please make sure you can first answer 'yes' to the questions below, and then click on the button to proceed. Thanks!


Are you 18 years old or over?

Do you reside (spend most of the year) in Southern California (the 10 southern counties)?

Have you visited Disneyland?

Have you gone to a Disneyland discussion board or social media page?

If you answered yes to all the above questions, then you can take the survey by clicking the button below:

PROJECT TITLE: Disneyland Online and Offline Sociality






Dear Participant,


You are invited to participate in the research project described below.


What is the project about?

The project explores Disneyland online and offline sociality. Online sociality includes using web discussion boards and social media platforms concerning the park. Offline sociality includes meets, events and just being at the park.


Who is undertaking the project?

This project is being conducted by Dr. Sal Humphreys and William
McCarthy. This research will form the basis for the degree of PhD at the
University of Adelaide under the supervision of Dr. Sal Humphreys.


Why am I being invited to participate?

You have been asked to respond to a questionnaire because you use a Disneyland online discussion board or social media platform, have visited Disneyland, live in Southern California, and are 18 years old or over.


What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. There are no follow-up requirements.


How much time will the project take?

The questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and requires only one session.


Are there any risks associated with participating in this project?

There are no foreseeable risks, side effects, emotional distress, discomforts, inconveniences or restrictions, both immediate and later, anticipated by your involvement in this research. You may be inconvenienced for your time.


What are the benefits of the research project?

There are no direct benefits to the participant, but participation may benefit human knowledge by exploring online and offline sociality concerning theme parks.


Can I withdraw from the project?

Participation in this project is completely voluntary. You can withdraw from the anonymous questionnaire before submission of the survey by closing the browser tab.


What will happen to my information?

The results of the questionnaire will be confidentially stored on a password-protected external hard drive with access only by the project researchers. This will be kept for five years. Your participation will not be identifiable by the researchers. The research results will be used for academic journal articles, presentations and as a PhD dissertation. A summary of results upon submission of the dissertation can be provided to you, the participant, upon request.


Who do I contact if I have questions about the project?

Please contact Dr. Sal Humphreys, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media at the University of Adelaide by email (sal.humphreys(at) or phone (+61 8 83135227), or WilliamiMcCarthy, PhD student in the Department of Media at the University of Adelaide by email (william.mccarthy(at) or phone (+61 4 78815049).


What if I have a complaint or any concerns?

The study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Adelaide (approval number H-2017-008). If you have questions or problems associated with the practical aspects of your participation in the project, or wish to raise a concern or complaint about the project, then you should consult the Principal Investigator. If you wish to speak with an independent person regarding a concern or complaint, the University’s policy on research involving human participants, or your rights as a participant, please contact the Human Research Ethics Committee’s Secretariat on:

Phone:  +61 8 8313 6028


Post: Level 4, Rundle Mall Plaza, 50 Rundle Mall, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Any complaint or concern will be treated in confidence and fully investigated. You will be informed of the outcome.


If I want to participate, what do I do?

Please read the following consent preamble and click yes to begin the questionnaire.


Yours sincerely,


Dr. Sal Humphreys, Senior Lecturer, Department of Media, University of Adelaide, Australia

WilliamiMcCarthy, PhD Student, Department of Media, University of Adelaide, Australia