/ Survey assessing social class and outdoor participation.
Please download the questionnaire off my skydrive from the following link:
And return to me at
Thanks again :)
What's the difference between hill walking and mountain walking? And no hill running?
You'll get more replies if you reconfigure it in survey monkey.
> What's the difference between hill walking and mountain walking? And no hill running?
> You'll get more replies if you reconfigure it in survey monkey.
Sorry should have explained it just the height, anything below 600m is considered a hill and anything above 600m is a mountain, and I tried to do it on surveymonkey but has a limit of 10 questions.
i do always wonder how for a dissertation people hope to get any useful feed back with just 10 questions. Surely you would be better off paying a little bit to get a better survey than using a free one and having pointless results getting you a low grade?
+1 to this. this is fieldwork for an outdoor degree, actually going outdoors would seem a prerequisite
the age ranges seem odd- was there a reason to choose them. unlikely to get any surgeons or senior civil servants in the 18-20 group...
and what would you put if you were in full time education, doesnt seem to be a category for that?
I didn't realise that google have the facility to create surveys, I will look into that now, thanks for the tip :)
The age ranges were suggested by my dissertation supervisor, the socio-economic group is what you feel you and your family are part of, so if you were 18 working in macdonalds during a gap year but both your parents were high earners, for instance a doctor and a civil servant, then you would associate yourself with the higher economic class. This is my fault for not making this clearer, hope this helps.
And I'd just like to say thank you to those who have already submitted feedback, data collected in this way seems to be richer and more useful than the data I've collected in person.
Hill Walking (Winter)
Mountain Walking (Summer)
Mountain Walking (Winter)
Trad Rock Climbing
Why don't you just do away with that list and instead ask people what they do or include a complete list of activities to include e.g. running, skiing, fishing, badger baiting, dogging, etc ?
I'd recommend another survey group in Workington/Whitehaven/Egremont ;-)
Re social class, you need to clarify where pensioners on good income should go.
Do you mean 'private pension' to be anything other than state pension? In the field of pensions, 'private pension' has a more narrow definition and excludes and public sector and company occupational pensions
You would find a lot of NHS, unviersity & civil service retirees all drawing public sector pensions substantially higher than most private pension provision and above average earnings.
Anyway survey done.
The point brought up about pensions is something I'd never thought of, but hopefully those with a private pension would use the job that they got their pension from to explain their choice of socio-economic group. However I do realise this is a mistake in the way the groups are defined, hopefully it will have little/no bearing on the data and it gives me a mistake to talk about in my discussion section.
Thank you to everybody who has completed the survey, it is a big help and I'm receiving so good, detailed responses. For anybody interested I will post the main findings on this forum and if anybody is interested I can e-mail you a copy of my complete dissertation if you provide me with your e-mail address.
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