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How many of you like to…

How many times have you come across someone standing at a busy corner, handing out sheets to total strangers and asking to fill them? More recently, this is being done online. I am talking about surveys and questionnaires. Does those words annoy you? Well, it did annoy me. How do these people make hundreds of stupid souls fill those boring, often long, sheets of papers? I was never able to solve this mystery!

Now, after all that hatred, I am moving to the other side. I am preparing a questionnaire  as part of my intern and am supposed to get at least 100 fully filled responses! If you think that is easy, let me throw some light on the response rate. A typical surveys fetches around 30-40% of the initial effort. This includes incomplete responses, which have to be eliminated. Tough job!

I had always thought it was easy designing surveys. A bit of careful thinking should do it, right? Wrong! It’s a very organized art and requires more knowledge and dedication that just careful thinking.

For now, let me go back to preparing the questionnaire so that I may mail it to my prof before evening. I have to search for those 100 poor souls who would fill it. If you are even faintly interested, leave me a reply so that I don’t forget to send it to you, whenever it’s ready. Reminds me of all those tagging games on blogosphere!

Wish me luck. I need it!

  1. May
    July 6, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    hmmmm…..interesting:)…and…and…wish you the best…i remember my college dayz, where i had to get around 300 to 400 of them filled…oophs…
    finding the right people was one tough task….

  2. July 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Tough task indeed! And, 300??!

  3. IDR
    July 8, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Send it to me. Will fill one for you :).

  4. July 9, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I will get 10 for you my friend

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