Wednesday, August 30, 2006

One more thing

In my post the other day about the Center for Internet Addiction, I forgot to mention their Internet Addiction Test. For each question, here are your possible answers.

  1. Rarely
  2. Occasionally
  3. Frequently
  4. Often
  5. Always
  6. Does not apply

Now I'm not a professional test writer (though I occasionally or rarely give quizzes), but don't Rarely and Occasionally seem too similar, as do Frequently and Often? So I'm going to vote that the website cannot help you. I'll grant that I haven't read their published paper (careful, it's a pdf) about the Internet Addiction Test, and be aware I'm not a scientician. Still, I'm often, or frequently, interested in how language is used to manipulate people.

1 comment:

Soggy Bear said...

I love how you don't even mention whether or not you were addicted, but somehow, I have a hunch as to the answer.