Purposive Rambling

the journey is the reward.

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…and you are sure to get an answer. I love to fill out surveys. I don’t think I’ve ever turned down an opportunity to fill out a survey. Okay, I take that back. When websites interrupt my websurfing with an invitation to participate in a survey, I usually click the X. But other than that, I am all yours. I prefer filling out surveys for social research, but I will do market research surveys too. In fact, I have one setting on my counter right now waiting to be filled out. I like feeling like someone cares about my opinions and experiences and likes and dislikes. And I like seeing how other people construct their surveys, which I of course, I enjoy critiquing even though I don’t really know much about survey construction. On top of being a super-nerd and actually enjoying the process of filling out surveys, part of me feels a bit obliged too. I figure I can’t expect people to participate in my research if I’m unwilling to participate in others’. Maybe it’s about setting a good example (even though no one would ever know) or maybe it’s about karma. Either way, it feels like the right thing to do. Any other social scientists out there share this affinity?

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Written by Lisa

October 8, 2009 at 1:14 am

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