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aurengland
Thursday 15th of November 2007 02:50:52 AM
Help for my thesis: Hi everybody!

I'm looking for people (everybody) who would agree with helping me with my thesis. I'm in my last grade studying to be a language teacher and the theme of my thesis is "Harry Potter: the reasons of a success".

I would like to understand why Harry Potter has become so famous around the world. That's why I'm looking for people - FANS OR NOT FANS, PEOPLE WHO DID or DIDN'T READ THE BOOKS !!! - so everybody's help is welcome! I made up a questionnaire (about 20 questions) and that would be nice if you would bring your help.
The enquiry is avaiable in English, French but I also understand Dutch without any problem!

If you are interested you can join me by email at harrypotter-mania@hotmail.com or by answing my advert :o)

Thanks a lot in advance !



Mery
Thursday 15th of November 2007 03:00:56 AM
Aurélie is a very good friend of mine.

Please help her out. It's very important.

Thank you in advance Everyone!


Anya
Thursday 15th of November 2007 07:13:09 AM
Hi Aurelie!

What a wonderful research project! I will gladly help you, but it sounds that we have to have NOT read the books...is that right? If that is true, then I would be excluded for many reasons. I read all the books and am reading it in Gaelic now. It would be great to also study how the different translated versions also created a phenomenal impression on non-English speaking audiences. For instance, there were two translators who worked on the Russian versions. They did it this way so that the translations could be finished and available sooner.

Could you clarify if you could include people who HAVE read the books?


Snoopy
Thursday 15th of November 2007 02:33:44 PM
Salut Aurelie!
Je t'aiderai avec plaisir. Je n'ai pas lu ces livres, a l'exception de quelques pages (dans un livre traduit en russe).
Bonne chance!


Branco
Thursday 15th of November 2007 03:52:54 PM
As a 'dedicated' not Harry Potter reader I would love to help you out by answering some questions about Harry Potter books.


Joe
Thursday 15th of November 2007 10:51:24 PM
Feel free to send me the questionnaire, I'd be happy to help.


Danial
Thursday 15th of November 2007 11:08:23 PM
Salut! :)

J'aimerais bien faire le questionnaire. :)


leobloom
Friday 16th of November 2007 05:30:12 PM
j´aimerais bien t´aider =O) je nai jamais lu les livres de Harry Potter meme si ma copine est folle du petit apprenti sorcier :D



Nata
Friday 16th of November 2007 10:04:42 PM
HI!: I would be very happy to help you, so - send me your questions! :)


WickedArg
Saturday 17th of November 2007 12:05:46 AM
I'd be happy to help!
By the way, why not posting the questions here? I mean, instead of asking people to mail you their request and that, posting them seems a lot easier!


aurengland
Saturday 17th of November 2007 06:52:07 PM
Hi!

I'll try to explain things more clearly. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

I'm looking for people who would agree to help me with my thesis by answering a questionnaire about the most famous wizard of all time Harry Potter :op

Those people can be fans or no-fans and they can have read the books or haven't read the books.

Actually everybody is concerned!

I hope it is better explained

See you !


aurengland
Saturday 17th of November 2007 06:57:02 PM
Yes, I thought about posting the questionnaire here but the "problem" is that I have a French and English version and I am completely unable to do that.
My computer and internet knowledge is tiny lol. Or should I simply make a copy/paste of my questions because if I have to put a link to somewhere I can't do it. Sorry

Any help is welcome of course !


Originally posted by WickedArg


I'd be happy to help!
By the way, why not posting the questions here? I mean, instead of asking people to mail you their request and that, posting them seems a lot easier!


WickedArg
Sunday 18th of November 2007 02:20:26 AM
I'm not sure what the problem is... As you said, it's just copy and paste.
Anyway, if you don't post them here feel free to send them to me in a Private Message.

Cheers!


aurengland
Monday 19th of November 2007 02:34:38 AM
OK. So here is the ENGLISH version of my questionnaire

1)Country: .............

2)Mother tongue: .........

3)Sex: Male / Female

4)Age: .....

5)Job/Studies: ........

6)Do you like reading? YES / NO

7)Do you know Harry Potter? YES / NO

8)How did you discover Harry Potter?

9)Did you read the Harry Potter books series? YES / NO
Yes, in which language(s)?
No, why?

IF YOU DIDN’T READ THE BOOKS. GO TO QUESTION 13, PLEASE!!!


10)Did you like the books? YES / NO
If you didn’t like them, could you explain why please?

11)What is your favourite book? Why? ONLY ONE

12)Did you buy the book the day it was released, or even at the night opening bookshop?
-The day it was released? YES / NO
-During the night opening? YES / NO

13)Did you see the films? YES / NO
-In the cinema (movie theatre)? YES/NO
-The day it was released? YES / NO

14)What is your favourite film (till now)? Why? ONLY ONE

15)What attracts you in the story?

16)What is your favourite character?

16a) Can you recognize yourself in one of the Harry Potter characters?
Yes, which one? ..............

17)How did you find out the epilogue of the 7th book?
-Reading the book
-In magazines or in the papers
-On the Internet
-On telly
-By rumours
-Others: ...........................................

18)Would you have liked that J.K.Rowling had written an 8th novel?
-Before having read the 7th book? YES/ NO
-After having read the 7th book? YES /NO

19)Did you sign any petition “to save Harry Potter”? YES / NO

20)How did you feel after having read the 7th book?
-Indifference
-Joy
-Sadness
-Relief
-Others: ...........................................

21)Did you buy any other objects (DVD, wand, stickers, games, clothes ...) except the novels about harry Potter? YES / NO
Yes, what?

22)Did you read any other book(s) about Harry Potter? YES / NO

23)Will you read the other books J.K.Rowling will write?
-Yes
-No
-I don’t know


Thanks a lot in advance for your answers !


aurengland
Monday 19th of November 2007 02:38:43 AM
Here is the FRENCH version of it

1) Pays: ......

2) Langue maternelle: .........

3) Sexe: F / M

4) Age: .....

5) Profession /études: ....

6) Aimes-tu lire ? OUI / NON

7) Connais-tu Harry Potter ? OUI / NON

8) Comment as-tu découvert Harry Potter ?

9) As-tu lu la saga Harry Potter? OUI / NON
Si oui, dans quelle(s) langue(s) l'as-tu lue? ........
Si non, pourquoi?

SI TU N’AS PAS LU LA SAGA. PASSE À LA QUESTION 13 DIRECTEMENT S’IL TE PLAIT

10)As-tu aimé les livres? OUI / NON
Si tu n’as pas aimé, donne-moi plus d’explication s’il te plaît

11)Quel est ton livre préféré? Pourquoi? UN SEUL !!!!

12) As-tu acheté le livre le jour même de leur sortie officielle, voire même lors des nocturnes organisées pour l'occasion?
- le jour même: OUI / NON
- lors des nocturnes: OUI /NON

13) As-tu vu les films? OUI / NON
- au cinéma ? OUI / NON
- le jour officiel de leur sortie? OUI / NON

14) Quel est ton film préféré? Pourquoi ? UN SEUL!!!!

15)Qu'est-ce qui t’attire dans l'histoire?

16)Quel est ton personnage favori? Pourquoi? UN SEUL !!!!

16a) Penses-tu pouvoir te reconnaître dans un/des personnage(s) de la série?
Si oui, lequel? ...

17) Comment as-tu découvert la fin du septième roman?
- en lisant le livre
- dans les magazines, journaux, ...
- sur Internet
- à la télévision
- par les rumeurs
- autre: ...........

18) Aurais-tu aimé que J.K.Rowling écrive un 8ième tome ?
- avant avoir lu le 7ieme tome: OUI / NON
- après avoir lu le 7ième tome : OUI / NON

19) As-tu signé une pétition pour «sauver» Harry? OUI /NON

20) Qu'as-tu ressenti après avoir terminé de lire le 7ième livre?
- de l'indifférence
- de la joie
- de la tristesse
- du soulagement
- autre: ............................

21) As-tu acheté quelconque autres objets (DVDs, baguette, autocollants, vêtements, ...) excepté les romans, concernant Harry Potter? OUI / NON
Si oui, lesquels ? ............

22) As-tu lu d'autres livres (que les romans) concernant Harry Potter? OUI / NON

23) Liras-tu les futurs romans qu'écrira J.K.Rowling? OUI / NON / je ne sais pas



aurengland
Monday 19th of November 2007 02:40:21 AM
So, as I have already said, I understand French, English and Dutch without any or very small problemss but I have people to help me with those languages.
Feel free to answer in the language you feel more confident with ;o)

Thanks again!


Javier
Monday 19th of November 2007 04:17:21 AM
I might sound older than I really am!
Here, my answers:


1. Mexico
2. Spanish
3. Male
4. 32
5. Accountant
6. Yes
7. Yes, not in person, though :p
8. All the fuzz about it!
9. No. Because I haven't got the time for it :S
*going to 13*
13. No
14. mmm...
15. I don't even know the story.
16. mmm...
17. mmm...
18. mmm...
19. lol of course NOT!
20. mmm...
21. No.
22. No.
23. Not sure.



aurengland
Monday 19th of November 2007 04:46:31 PM
Thanks for your answer and thanks to the one you sent me their answers by email ! :o)


WickedArg
Tuesday 20th of November 2007 11:53:27 AM
1)Country: Argentina

2)Mother tongue: Spanish

3)Sex: Female

4)Age: 18

5)Job/Studies: Teacher Training Course for English as a Foreign Language

6)Do you like reading? YES

7)Do you know Harry Potter? YES

8)How did you discover Harry Potter?
The first book was a birthday present, I still don't know from whom.

9)Did you read the Harry Potter books series? YES, in both Spanish and English

10)Did you like the books? YES

11)What is your favourite book? Why?
and the Order of the Phoenix. It's when things start to get extremely interesting, without getting to the point of what-the-hell? which is what happened with the last book.

12)Did you buy the book the day it was released, or even at the night opening bookshop?
The fourth within the first week of it's publication in Spanish; the fifth the day of it's publication in Spanish; the sixth in English, even though I went to the opening night, I bought it the next day; the seventh in English on the opening night.

13)Did you see the films? YES
-In the cinema (movie theatre)? YES
-The day it was released? I have seen all the movies so far released on their release date in Argentina, except for the fifth film: I went to the premiere.

14)What is your favourite film (till now)? Why?
I didn't like any of them. If I had to pick, I'd say the fourth one. It's the one that sucked less. Those kids don't know how to act, specially the Radcliffe boy. Some of them have improved over the years, but that kid got stuck in the first movie. Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith are always great. Apart from the acting and the funny lightning, the story was somewhat distorted; I don't mean the pieces they had to take out so that it wouldn't last nine hours, I mean deleting characters and non-trivial info.

15)What attracts you in the story?
I have no idea how she does it, but I can't stop reading. No writer had ever done that to me before. I guess it's the way she tells the story, the creativity in most of the names... It's certainly not the main character what I like about it! But I can't really tell what is it that attracts me.

16)What is your favourite character?
Dumbledore

16a) Can you recognize yourself in one of the Harry Potter characters?
No.

17)How did you find out the epilogue of the 7th book?
Reading the book

18)Would you have liked that J.K.Rowling had written an 8th novel?
-Before having read the 7th book? Perhaps
-After having read the 7th book? NO
I have to explain myself here, and it will include spoilers. The only way of writing JUST seven books, is to kill the hero. It's the only way to end it. I wanted that to happen, let it be the seventh, eight, or fortyfourth book. But I was sure she wouldn't kill him, she's too fond of Harry. She managed to keep him alive and give the story a closure, kind of ensuring that there wouldn't be an eight book. That, I'll give it to her.

19)Did you sign any petition “to save Harry Potter”? No way.

20)How did you feel after having read the 7th book?
As it can be percieved in 18 above, I was rather bitter. I didn't like the least bit of that book.

21)Did you buy any other objects (DVD, wand, stickers, games, clothes ...) except the novels about harry Potter? NO

22)Did you read any other book(s) about Harry Potter?
NO

23)Will you read the other books J.K.Rowling will write?
I read the two she's done for Comic Relief, probably the two books more mentioned in the story, she wrote those two as well. I'm not sure the names in English, but in Spanish it's "Quidditch a Través de los Tiempos" and "Bestias Fantásticas y Dónde Encontrarlas"
I wouldn't know whether to read other books of hers. She stated in her web site that she wouldn't, though, if I remember correctly.


I think that's it.


aurengland
Wednesday 21st of November 2007 01:51:39 AM
Thanks for your answer and to the people who sent me emails with their answers ! :oD


ludwig
Friday 23rd of November 2007 05:24:59 PM
hey: send me the questions, and i shall suck the answers out of them and send you back:)


leobloom
Saturday 24th of November 2007 01:10:25 AM



Voilá mes réponses et aprés celles de ma copine

1) Pays: Italie

2) Langue maternelle: italien

3) Sexe: M

4) Age: 22

5) Profession /études: lettres modernes

6) Aimes-tu lire ? OUI

7) Connais-tu Harry Potter ? OUI

8) Comment as-tu découvert Harry Potter ? Ma copine l´adore.

9) As-tu lu la saga Harry Potter? NON

Si non, pourquoi?
Pas de temps ni d´interet

SI TU N’AS PAS LU LA SAGA. PASSE À LA QUESTION 13 DIRECTEMENT S’IL TE PLAIT

10)As-tu aimé les livres? OUI / NON
Si tu n’as pas aimé, donne-moi plus d’explication s’il te plaît

11)Quel est ton livre préféré? Pourquoi? UN SEUL !!!!

12) As-tu acheté le livre le jour même de leur sortie officielle, voire même lors des nocturnes organisées pour l'occasion?
- le jour même: OUI / NON
- lors des nocturnes: OUI /NON

13) As-tu vu les films? OUI
- au cinéma ? NON


14) Quel est ton film préféré? Pourquoi ? HP e le prisonnier d´Azkaban. L´´ histoire est vraiment bien écrite
15)Qu'est-ce qui t’attire dans l'histoire?

16)Quel est ton personnage favori? Pourquoi? Sirius Black, parce qu´il était un exclus.

16a) Penses-tu pouvoir te reconnaître dans un/des personnage(s) de la série? Pas vraiment
Si oui, lequel? ...

17) Comment as-tu découvert la fin du septième roman?
- en lisant le livre
- dans les magazines, journaux, ...
- sur Internet
- à la télévision
- par les rumeurs
- autre: je ne sais pas comment l´hstoire va finir :D

18) Aurais-tu aimé que J.K.Rowling écrive un 8ième tome ?
- avant avoir lu le 7ieme tome: NON
- après avoir lu le 7ième tome :NON

19) As-tu signé une pétition pour «sauver» Harry? NON

20) Qu'as-tu ressenti après avoir terminé de lire le 7ième livre?
- de l'indifférence
- de la joie
- de la tristesse
- du soulagement
- autre: jamais lu

21) As-tu acheté quelconque autres objets (DVDs, baguette, autocollants, vêtements, ...) excepté les romans, concernant Harry Potter? OUI
Si oui, lesquels ? les dvd´s

22) As-tu lu d'autres livres (que les romans) concernant Harry Potter? NON

23) Liras-tu les futurs romans qu'écrira J.K.Rowling? NON


Réponses de ma copine:
1)Country: Austria

2)Mother tongue: German

3)Sex: Female

4)Age: 21

5)Job/Studies: English and Geography

6)Do you like reading? YES

7)Do you know Harry Potter? YES

8)How did you discover Harry Potter? A friend told me

9)Did you read the Harry Potter books series? YES
Yes, in which language(s)? German and English

10)Did you like the books? YES

11)What is your favourite book? Why? HP and the goblet of fire. The idea of a challange is great.

12)Did you buy the book the day it was released, or even at the night opening bookshop?
-The day it was released? NO
-During the night opening? NO

13)Did you see the films? YES
-In the cinema (movie theatre)? YES
-The day it was released? YES

14)What is your favourite film (till now)? Why? HP and the philosopher stone. It was the first one I saw and it somehow fascinated me the most.

15)What attracts you in the story? Life with magic and the lessons, they are funny.

16)What is your favourite character? Fred and George.

16a) Can you recognize yourself in one of the Harry Potter characters? Not really.


17)How did you find out the epilogue of the 7th book?
-Reading the book
-In magazines or in the papers
-On the Internet
-On telly
-By rumours
-Others: my best friend told me.

18)Would you have liked that J.K.Rowling had written an 8th novel?
-Before having read the 7th book? NO
-After having read the 7th book? NO

19)Did you sign any petition “to save Harry Potter”? NO

20)How did you feel after having read the 7th book?
-Relief (now it´s done and I ca nsleep in peace =O) )

21)Did you buy any other objects (DVD, wand, stickers, games, clothes ...) except the novels about harry Potter? YES
Yes, what? Dvd´s and videogames.

22)Did you read any other book(s) about Harry Potter? YES

23)Will you read the other books J.K.Rowling will write?
-I don’t know

hope it´s helpful!


aurengland
Saturday 24th of November 2007 02:42:41 AM
Thanks to you and your gf ! :oD

That will be very helpful !


aurengland
Friday 30th of November 2007 01:32:07 AM
Thanks to the people who still send me their answers by email :o)

I would also like to add that I'm accepting answers till
DECEMBER, 15th. I'll then make my statistics and probably publish/post them here as I've been asked more than once.

See you soon!


aurengland
Monday 10th of December 2007 04:41:30 AM
Hey guys!

Through this message I'd like to thank people you helped me with my thesis. I just finished making my statistics and some answers were suprising :oP

Thanks again!

PS: I'll post my statistics here in a few days as I've been asked. Thanks again!


aurengland
Friday 04th of January 2008 04:06:00 AM
Here are my statistics!
Sorry to have taken so long to post them



1. Countries
Belgium: 59%
France: 27%
Other: 14%


2. Mother tongue
French: 87%
English: 3%
Other: 10%


3. Age
10/12 yrs: 34.29%
13/15 yrs: 15.17%
16/20 yrs: 25.71%
21 and more: 17%


4. Study/job
Pupils: 65.71%
Students: 22.86%
Other: 3.5%


5. how did you discover Harry Potter?
friends/family: 32.87%
school: 10.96%
papers/magazines: 5.48%
Film: 21.91%
presents: 5.48%
other: 23.28%


6. do you like reading (in general)?
yes: 90%
no: 10%


7. did you read the Harry Potter books?
yes: 95%
no:5%


8. did you like the books?
yes: 96%
no: 4%


9.did you buy the books the NIGHT it was released?
yes: 12%
no: 88%


10. what's your favourite book?
1: 7.89%
2: 2.63%
3: 21.05%
4: 5.26%
5: 21.06%
6: 15.79%
7: 26.32%


11. did you see the films?
yes: 92%
no: 8%


12. did you see the film the day it was released?
yes: 41%
no: 59%


13. what's your favourite film?
1: 15.1%
2: 9.4%
3: 34%
4: 15.1%
5: 26.4%


14. What attracts you in HP?
magic: 45.3%
story: 4.7%
character: 11%
other: 39%


15. what's your favourite character?
Harry: 29.1%
Ron: 16.4%
Hermione: 29.1%
Voldemort: 0%
Draco: 0%
other: 25.4%


16. did you sign any petition to "save harry"?
yes: 71%
no: 29%


17. How did you find out the epilogue?
reading: 46%
tv: 14%
papers: 6%
internet: 16%
other: 18%


18. how did you feel when you've finished the last book?
sadness: 44%
joy: 29%
relief: 19%
other: 8%


19. would you have liked a sequel to the 7th book?
- BEFORE reading the 7th book?
yes: 95%
no: 5%
- AFTER reading the 7th book?
yes: 62%
no: 38%



20.Did you buy anything other about HP?
yes: 57.6%
no: 42.5%


21. What did you buy?
DVD: 40.6%
Magazines: 15.9%
wand: 7.3%
other: 36.2%


22. did you read any other books about HP?
yes: 39%
no: 61%


23. will you read the other books by JKRowling?
yes: 50%
no: 27.6%
dunno: 22.4%







WickedArg
Friday 11th of January 2008 12:30:36 AM
How many people were polled?


aurengland
Friday 11th of January 2008 01:32:22 AM
i don't know exactly how many but about 100 what makes my enquiry valid

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