/ Calling all climbers mountaineers and hill walkers
My name is Russ and I am in my third year of university and currently writing up my dissertation. This questionnaire is what I am using in order to collect data for my analysis. If some of you have a spare 2 minutes this questionnaire is only 7 simple questions and does not require any personal information. I only need about 40 all in all so if a few fellow climbers could help me out that would be fantastic.
Thanks very much and if you spot me at the works come and say hi and i'll buy you a cuppa and a flapjack.
Abandoned, got `Please enter a positive numberī between Q3 and 4
Section 4 doesn't see to work, I've done what it asks but the page regects my answer and asks for a positive number?
"Please enter a positive number" WTF does that mean in relation to the question?
Also I'm technically older than 44 but not yet 45 so i don't fit into any age bracket provided. That may be me being pedantic though but these things do have to be fool proof to get the best results, rather than a choice of 2 answers that can both fit it needs a defined single answer to each Q.
hope this helps you tweek it
The last question please give your interpretation of climbing mountains didn't make sense. I had to drop out because it kept saying please give a positive value and I couldn't work out which bit it felt I'd done wrong.
Too many errors!
You have wasted my time. Please test drive your survey before inviting folk to fill it out.
Done, but it is a poor survey.
Sorry, I gave it a go but it was just too confusing and vague.
Are you studying psychology?
Is this thread, being the reaction to your survey, the *real* research?
It seems you are using an quantitative approach in order to to gather qualitative data. Just go do some interviews!
A hint with interviews, see if you can get email interviews done so you dont have to write out all the dialogue after they have been completed. I know some people who went mad doing this...
The survey asked for "climbers", yet all the questions are about walking and mountains? Abandoned.
> Also I'm technically older than 44 but not yet 45 so i don't fit into any age bracket provided. That may be me being pedantic though but these things do have to be fool proof to get the best results, rather than a choice of 2 answers that can both fit it needs a defined single answer to each Q.
> hope this helps you tweek it
Hmmm... so you are older than 44 but not 45. Are you sure about this?
Pedantic? Or just wrong?
Yes, and Scafell Pike spelt wrong too. A completely arbitrary selection of treks and mountains. I'm afraid I think it's a complete farce, and how anyone can base a 'dissertation' on this defies belief.
And that is without worrying about being pedantic!
> And that is without worrying about being pedantic!
Sorry, this is a poor questionnaire. indeed the spelling errors make me wonder if its actually a troll. All it would need would to have included 'the peaks' as a destination...
Lucky you didn't get to the brain exploding, grammatical nightmare that is Q4!
Done but frankly I didn't understand bits of it. What's the numerical answer bit all about? As for the final question...
>> So this dissertation is to demonstrate climbers as what?
The questions are mostly irrelevant and badly targeted. They don't take into account the many types of climbing or reasons as to how people discovered climbing, or how much of their time/money it takes them. I think that such a sparse survey as this shows you to have limited knowledge of such a wide subject. Forty replies? So you hope to explain all about the climbing world with forty answers from this site?
I did it, but I also got tripped up by the positive number thing, so I assumed boolean logic.
I also tried to check out your website, but the address seems to be wrong (https - are you sure?)
Abandoned, didn't understand the questions!
Use the responses from this survey as your 'pilot study', and state it as such in your methodology. Revise the questionnaire using the aforementioned feedback from the UKClimbing community and try again, ask for UKClimber admin permission to re-post your revised study, and go from there.
I have just utilized the UKClimbing community for my own data collection and got some fantastic results, couldnt be more grateful.
Hope this helps.
P.s: For what its worth, I completed the survey as best I could.
Can you use the same audience for the pilot study and the main survey? Seems odd (genuine question from someone who knows nothing of these things).
Will watch for the updated survey.
RusseyB will have this issue as his questionnaire is anonymous, so he wont know if someone has already answered. It depends on the survey software and the accessibility it offers, some will only allow an ip address to answer once. In which case if RusseyB just edits his current questionnaire and re-posts, the people who have already answered will not be allowed to answer it again.
But again, if it is the case the pilot respondents enter the primary data set, this can be justified as part of RusseyB's challenges and limitations. So long as it is mentioned!
Hope this helps,
> "Please enter a positive number" WTF does that mean in relation to the question?
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