/ Dissertation questionnaire, Please help. Motivations to climb
Any questions please feel free to ask.
Does nobody climb for the pleasure of being outdoors any more? To get to places you couldn't otherwise get? For the joy of being in the hills? Is it really all about technique?
> Does nobody climb for the pleasure of being outdoors any more? To get to places you couldn't otherwise get? For the joy of being in the hills?
that's not what he researching
Was the 'Do I wish to progress to the next page?' question a metaphor of some sort?
there are other types of motivation included that aren't what is being researched either - eg "in order to meet people". Surel;y to find out about those who fit his profile he needs to include the motivations nof those who don't? Otherwise you just get a load of 1s and 2s, and no idea why that person climbs.
Do you really mean 'Effect'?
Thanks for your feedback, the survey I have created is an adaptation of Pelletiers Sports motivation scale (SMS), this scale is perhaps the most widely used tool for recording sports motivation. I understand climbing is a varied activity, which many regard as much more than a sport, myself included. However for my dissertation topic I have chosen to regard it as a sport, as such allowing me to use tools such as the SMS and attempt to stick to a qualitative method of research. However if you feel like you wish to express you're own opinions, there is a secondary piece of research I propose to do, which discusses why some climbers choose seemingly dangerous routes where other avoid them. For this research I plan to use interviews. If you're keen to get involved, please message me your email or leave it at the end of the survey.
I also find it strange that these surveys always seem to interrogate excitement but never seem to allow for control of emotional and physical stimuli which I think are far more important. For me "excitement" and adrenaline are generally markers of an unsatisfactory climbing experience.
Hi Tom, all the best with your distertation, might be worthwhile going down to your local walls and also a BMC meet to get more veiws
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