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  1. lisettevr

    lisettevr New Member

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    Hi everybody!
    I would like to ask you if you want to fill in a survey of the University of Amsterdam(the Netherlands). In this study we aim to compare television viewers in three different countries. You would be a great help if you could give me seven minutes of your time to complete this survey. Click on the following link to start the survey. www.thesistools.com/?id=130537

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Lisette van Reijsen (University of Amsterdam).
     
  2. kerrip

    kerrip Junior Member

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    this looks like spam to me
     
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    I'm wondering what the si stools are. Is this some kind of composting toilet spam?
     
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    I'm not sure if it's spam or not. I would expect someone from a university conducting genuine research to put the name of their department on all statements. Plus some of the questions seem odd and poorly constructed. But then again, it's a lot of work just to get a few email addresses.
     
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    G'day All

    I followed the link through to the 'thesis tool' (what appears to be a Dutch version of Survey Monkey). At the same time I searched the University of Amsterdam's website and found a lot of research is currently being conducted on television viewing habits, so I do feel that the request is genuine. However, I could not find any reference to Lisette, but I think this is probably due Google's inability to fully translate the finer points from Dutch to English, and likewise translation issues probably account for the 'odd and poorly constructed' nature of the questions in the survey. Nevertheless, scientific inquiry (in this case social) can not exist without samples (us), so I have offered up my TV viewing responses - not that they will reveal much, for I would not even contemplate watching the rubbish referred to on the survey . Of course, if one feels uncomfortable about giving personal details during data gathering in the interests of scientific research (including emails) then don't. The latter is really only a requirement of the researcher in order to forward research findings to those that have requested them. Provide your personal details or not, the results of the research will not suffer either way. Oh, and for the record, the name of the researcher's department did appear at the end of the survey. Probably just another case of poor translation (as one would normally expect it to appear on the front piece).

    Cheerio, Marko.
     

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