Ah, everyone has heard it by now. The best way to improve is obviously to lose n games as quickly as possible. No, actually it’s to play as many games as possible. Nono, actually it’s to do tsumego all day. Also not true, it’s memorizing and replaying pro games. Well, almost true, it’s… the list goes on.
I would like to settle this question once and for all: What is the most efficient Go study method? (Well, replications of the experiment notwithstanding.)
I have a bit of a background in research methods so I’d like to set up a proper ‘first’ experiment to give us an idea about the effect sizes we can expect and gather some additional data, insights and ideas, which would make future research in this direction easier.
In order to optimize the whole process, I would like to have a large set of participants, ideally beginners but any double-digit kyu is welcome. If there are too few people who’d be interested in participating, I would grudgingly accept SDK as well.
The setup really depends on the number of prospective participants, because I will have to take dropout and incompleteness/loss of data into consideration. The more participants, the less of an issue that will be.
SO. If you’re interested in studying Go regularly, (ideally) strictly according to schedule for an extended period of time (again ideally about 3-6 months but I do realize that that’s just fantasy… worst comes to worst, 1 month of complete data should be enough to recognize trends).
What’s in it for you? Well, I suppose you’ll improve. I’ll certainly offer at least 1 teaching game per participant. Depends on the turnout.
Interested? Please add this to your post:
- your OGS nickname
- your rating and overall rank
- how many hours a day are you willing and able to spend studying Go (for at least 1 month)? <1 hr or 1-2 hrs
- willingness to (privately) provide me with your age [yes/no]
If you are totally new, please read this post.
Thank you for your time! I hope we can finally settle this. ;D
Oh and - if you know any ddk, please spread the word and link them to this thread! The more prospective participants, the better!
P.S.: If you just want to comment, very well, but please keep your posts on topic
Currently: With our latest addition, 12e_Lettre, there are 34/45 willing participants. We need more!!!