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Geocaching Survey

posted Feb 1, 2013, 7:25 AM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Feb 1, 2013, 7:35 AM ]

Survey Information

Survey of Geocacher Motivations

This exploratory survey has been developed with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the motivations for Geocaching through the personal experiences of Geocachers. The responses gathered here will be used to design a more-specific survey to gather detailed data. Understanding Geocaching motivations will help us to understand how the structure of Geocaching leads players to play in various ways.

We are performing this research as part of an academic experience. As such, the study procedure has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). We appreciate your participation.

Robert W. Lindeman, Amirhossein Farvardin, Elizabeth Forehand

Contact Information:
Tel: +1-508-831-6712
Dear Geocaching Community, 

Your support for our survey on geocaching motivations has been outstanding! 

We currently have about 600 respondents to our first survey. We write, not only update you on the progress, but also to say THANK YOU! Special thanks to the following sites and individuals for helping to promote our survey:
The first survey will be available until February 8, 2013, if you haven’t already and wanted to share it with a friend please use the link below. Just a reminder, the results of this survey will be used to create a second survey that will become available around March 1st. 

We will send the new link to the email you provided. 


Dr. Robert W. Lindeman, Amirhossein Farvardin, Elizabeth Forehand

If you have any questions or concerns email us at geocachingsurvey@wpi.edu