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Survey request

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Kopite, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Kopite

    Kopite One of Us

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    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is the right forum to post this - mods please feel free to move it if not.
    I'm involved with some research at Macquarie University into volcanoes in Australia and as part of this we're trying to gain a view on people's understanding of natural hazards and risks, especially those associated with volcanoes. To aid this, we have a short survey. If anybody over 18 would be so kind as to look it over and fill it in, it would really help the research.

    https://mqedu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Cs0DGwb7wNVvo1

    All data is handled in accordance with university research guidelines and no personal data is collected without consent.

    Many thanks

    Kopite
     
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  2. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    First find your volcano.

    It wasn't clear whether tsunamis are included in volcanic activity - it is an indirect effect so could fall on either side. And ash clouds closing Indonesian airspace.
     
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    done
     
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    Ditto.

    The options for the question when was the last volcanic eruption on mainland Australia only had responses that were a long way apart from what I thought was the actual date. I won't say when I thought it was to avoid spoiling the survey, but I suspect my guess at the date based on reading old books was waaay out from modern geologists definition of the date.
     
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  6. Kopite

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    I’m not sure how we arrived at those dates for the options. I’ll find out.

    thanks to all who have completed!
     
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    Done!
     
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    quite a few questions weren't clear whether they just meant mainland aus (or mainland + tas) or included the off shore territories
     
  9. Bogong

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    Well I don't think I'll spoil the survey by saying the most recent volcanic eruption on Australian territories was on McDonald Island a few years ago. But that is our most distant territory which is 4,000 km from where the nearest people actually live, so I don't think it counts.
     
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    Some of those questions leave a lot of room for interpretation.

    General question: do people doing surveys ever test their questions outside their own discipline before running a survey? The assumptions about how the question is interpreted can be heavily influenced by domain specific knowledge that participants have.
     
  11. Kopite

    Kopite One of Us

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    Some of the questions are quite open - the focus is on mainland Aus + Tas.

    With some of the risk questions, that is the responders interpretation on economic or physical or both.
     
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    Open questions breed crap results. Someone else's tsunami is my no effect.
     
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    Agree, because I would rate someone else's tsunami as a potential risk for us.
     
  14. Legs Akimbo

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    I should have said no direct effect.
     
  15. Kopite

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    they also give a more wholesome view of people’s perception. Some may see no risk, unless promoted by a more direct question, in which case they bias an answer due to the prompt. Your no effect is absolutely fine if that’s your perception - no right or wrong answers.

    All responses are very much appreciated.
     
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    Which is where the interpretation comes in to play.
     
  17. Legs Akimbo

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    Bleerrrrgh. When was engineering "wholesome". Do engineers do biodynamic beer now?
     
  18. cold wombat

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    Engineers just provide the equipment, not brew the beer.
     
  19. Legs Akimbo

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    Much is explained.
     
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    Beer by engineers would be like beer by accountants...CUB....