Hello, The message below is a response to an email to me from Leah Waldman, the text of her message is at the bottom. She was asking about how to post results from the survey, and I would like everyone to read my response, because it might be useful as you do yours.
Regarding the survey, we would like to see as much information as possible on the blog, but it depends on the format of the information you have collected. Did they just fill out a form by checking boxes or answering multiple choice questions, or did they give you more detailed responses? In either case, this is extremely valuable stuff. If it's in English, go ahead and post what they said, and if it's in another language, you can summarize. Then, think about what you have learned from doing this exercise, and how it affects your decision-making for your thesis proposal. Write a couple of paragraphs that captures your thinking about this.
Some things to consider as you do this:
What have you learned about the market size and composition?
Could you identify a specific need or problem that your product could address through your discussions with potential users?
Did you learn about an appropriate business model that might be relevant to producing the product you are considering?
Did you learn about any regulatory or technical issues that will affect your decisions?
Use quotes or statistics from the questionnaires whenever possible to support your observations. Then post everything on the blog. If you did the survey on-line, give us a link to that.
On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Leah Waldman <email@example.com> wrote: Hi Steven,
Hope you are doing well.
I have a question about my bibliography... 98% of my research and sources are individuals who I have spoken to, and not articles and books... How do I document all the information I have gathered and make a bibliography of people?
And about my questionnaire... 3 manufacturers of bone products responded, and another 2 said they would get back to me this week. How should I post the information on the blog? A summarized version of the information or all the questions with the answers from each manufacturer?
Thank you. Leah