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steven landau

new york, ny, United States

Design instructor

Member since September 08, 2008

  • survey sounds perfect

    Aid


    In response to Domestic Violence and Therapy, posted by Emily Kim,
    in the thread The Mission Statement

    Surveymethodologists_432_

    OK, Emily, her name is Mineko Takada, and she lives in Seattle. Her email is: studiomene@hotmail.com. I mentioned that one of my students might get in touch.

    I really like the way you have designed this experiment. You might be interested to know that there is a whole discipline called survey methodology that deals with the design of questionnaires. This picture shows several survey methodologists from the 1950's conferring. I think that the trick to designing a good survey instrument is to choose questions that will be very easy for the lazy person to answer, but then provide space for elaboration by more forthcoming respondents. You also have to hook them with an interesting subject line (as someone mentioned in class), and be very humble and nice.

    It sounds like you have your questions together, and you are doing exactly what I want everybody to do, so would you mind doing it quick (like, by Sunday), and then sending me your questions and your list of people so that I can post them as an example? If you don't want me to, that's fine, too. steven

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