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Please help the science of cubing by participating in this experiment

Mr.Roux86

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Attached below is a survey (link) that I am trying to use to find out more about how different types of scrambles work on the 3x3 puzzle. By participating, you will be contributing to cubing by helping me to find an answer to my question. Sadly, in order to make sure you aren’t trying to solve differently, I cannot tell you what is happening behind the scenes of this experiment, at least not now. The result of this research project will be released eventually, just not today. If you would like, there is also a chance to win $20 to anyone who participates. Please consider helping me out, I would greatly appreciate it, and you might just help advance times in cubing even farther.

The link is here: https://forms.gle/yTzsiCTvk3ZREsPU8

Thank you.
 

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Taking the survey right now :) Also, you might want to recommend people check their scrambles by inputting it into alg.cubing.net

Edit: You have to do some solves(25 total), so make sure you have time before taking it.
 
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xyzzy

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And done.

Please do share the results of your research when it's all done! Seems interesting.
 

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Working on it now. I think you should mention about how many solves people are expected to do.
I saw the first page of solves and I thought that would be it. Then there was another page. And another. And it kept going. I have no idea how many more pages I might be looking at here :p
 

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Working on it now. I think you should mention about how many solves people are expected to do.
I saw the first page of solves and I thought that would be it. Then there was another page. And another. And it kept going. I have no idea how many more pages I might be looking at here :p
25 total solves. Sets A-H with 3 solves each(not counting the extras) and then a final solve.
 

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I can't think of what you could possible gleam from the times of different scrambles.
People have different orientations and preferences, so it would be really hard to guess what people would do/categorize the different scrambles in anyway.

But, if you have some system to do that, I'm intrigued. I submitted solves and will eagerly wait the results in February.
 

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