/ Help wanted with a walking related questionnaire
Because he loves the outdoors (i.e. camping and walking) he wanted to base his on this subject and we both thought it would be a great idea to get like minded people like yourselves to answer some question. He has therefore come up with 15 basic questions (with a few helping pointers from me and the internet). Heíd really be grateful if you would spend five minutes to complete.
Please note that the questionnaire does not ask for any personal information (i.e. your name or contact details) and you should not have to create an account etc and is totally anonymous.
The questionnaire can be found at the following link -
Once he has the results he has to present it at school and therefore the more results he has the better Ė If any one is interested Iíll post his report etc on my blog in about a month.
Thanks for you time
Done- but- its a shame you didn't include the MCofS amongst your walking organisations, as it is the national body for Scotland and you include the BMC.
Also a shame you didn't include Paramo as an option for waterproofs. I know its not a true "hard shell" but my membrane buying days are pretty much over where waterproof jackets are concerned.
I think the same applies with the Paramo and I should have pointed this out, but I didn't want to take over too much as it would have become my work (although it was very tempting!!).
If anyone else has any further information that would be useful to my lad he'll be extremely grateful
Is there a reason he went towards the national parks? Or was it just to cover a large amount of area? I only ask because most of my walking is done in Scotland and I only saw the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond as options which doesn't really cover Scotlands walking areas (well for me anyway) Would geographical areas been better? All round though good work and glad to see him taking an interest in the outdoors.
I think may be I should take him up to experience Scotland a bit, as it seems we've neglected a big part of the UK!! (although not intentionally).
He'll be pleased that he's getting so much great response!
:) Can't recommend enough a multi day trip across the Knoydart Penisula, 3 munro's, number of corbetts, amazing scenary and views along Loch Hourn, herds of deer (in the distance, they have bloody good hearing) and some nice easy ridge walking as well.
Well, its a big well done to him for putting together the questionnaire then, and hope he continues to enjoy his hills. Hope he gets to experience some Scottish ones soon. :-)
Bt no option for walking trainers...
Only minor thing for me was no option of pyramid tent (newly converted).
Very good though, looking forward to the results.
frankly, that's a work of market research / gear genius for a 12 year old
the questionnaire so far and for your comments. The response has been fantastic and
has given my son a massive amount of information.
As the majority of his class are sending out their questionnaires in paper format they
have all been given a couple of weeks to gather the information, although due to the
response, I think Oliver will have more than enough to go on!
Iíll keep the questionnaire running to the end of the week and will post a link, on this
forum, with the results from the questionnaire web page (if anyone is interested),
however will also post Oliverís report when this has been marked/assessed etc.
Again a massive thank you to everyone from the both of us!!
although not collecting personal info it might have been interesting to collect ager and gender data
Wel done to Oliver
What are his thoughts about interpreting the data? Getting the responses might be the easy bit! Good effort from a young fella.
Done. Well done him and well don you for not interfering too much! :)
Hope he finds teh results useful.
Very nice and simple. Could do with 'none of the above' categories in a few places. I only mention it because 'what could I have done differently?' is often needed for school work!
> Also a shame you didn't include Paramo as an option for waterproofs. I know its not a true "hard shell" but my membrane buying days are pretty much over where waterproof jackets are concerned.
Agreed. I put a random answer to this as there wasn't a 'I wouldn't touch either of them' option, and I couldn't submit without ticking one of them.
Good survey, but I couldn't complete it. There needed to be an 'other' option for many questions. I do not use hard shell (or even soft shell) jackets for example, which means that the mandatory questions stops it from submitting.
I also do a LOT of leading of walks throughout the year so do not have any preferred options, and there was a lack of long distance paths or areas in Scotland which is where I am based.
Good luck with the project and I am sure there will be enough responses to get something meaningful.
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