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⫸STICKY⫷ What makes you complete an online survey for research?

Shardzvark

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I've been modding this forum for a bit now and I've noticed that some online surveys are much more popular than others. For example, the drugs and personality one is working out particularly well, with BL'ers praising it as per below:



As a researcher who conducted online surveys myself, I'm wondering if people can tell me why they like this survey or why they chose to complete it. --- or alternatively, why they started a survey and then left it incomplete... or why they decided never to attempt a survey in the first place.

Eg. is it because of the topic, whether it was interesting to you? because of the tone of writing or the questions? how it was presented? how long it was taking to complete it? the sponsors? or something completely different to that?

Universally, researchers who want to recruit people to their surveys think about how to best attract them and I think it's important to be able to learn from both the good and the bad attempts :)

Fire away folks!
One that was posted here a while ago I tried my best to finish but it was so damn long and specific, like any one of my initial answers could open up an endless corridor of followup questions and I ended up working on this thing, saving, and coming back to it several times over a few days and it was just ridiculously tedious and time consuming. I got about halfway through I guess and never completed it... too much.
 

Tronica

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One that was posted here a while ago I tried my best to finish but it was so damn long and specific, like any one of my initial answers could open up an endless corridor of followup questions and I ended up working on this thing, saving, and coming back to it several times over a few days and it was just ridiculously tedious and time consuming. I got about halfway through I guess and never completed it... too much.
Thanks for this feedback. I think surveys that are too long and complicated is one of the main problems with web surveys. Keeping it short and simple helps a lot.
 
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