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Mechanical Turk and the IRB

I'm planning to use Amazon's Mechanical Turk to perform a survey, but I'm a bit confused about how to work this into my IRB application. [more inside]
posted by JanewayJunior on Jun 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Field survey location software

Looking for a software solution that allows survey respondents in the field to indicate locations on a map in response to survey questions. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on May 28, 2014 - 2 answers

Shopping for new home and auto insurance

I'm working with an independent agent to purchase home and auto insurance. The agent has come back with a quote from Vermont Mutual, a company I'm not personally familiar with. Other than searching NAIC and AM Best, what are best practices for vetting an insurer? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 13, 2014 - 1 answer

How do I respond to people who respond to my survey with an email?

I've recently run into the situation in which I'm trying to gather responses from dozens of respondents in my section typically via Doodle Poll or Google Forms and numerous people simply send me their response rather than entering it into the form. Can you help me with a script for politely responding to these folks? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jun 17, 2013 - 21 answers

How can I tell if CashCrate is legit?

Is CashCrate legit? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Nov 11, 2011 - 7 answers

What are the best methods for this type of survey?

What sort of survey are my colleagues planning? It would involve questionnaires dropped off at a variety of businesses (tour agencies and hotels, mostly), aimed at capturing details about their clients. This doesn't seem to fit the examples I see discussed in online resources on survey methods. To top it off, both the time frame and budget are limited. Where can I find best practices for this sort of survey--and how can I determine which best practices should be given highest priority? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Oct 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Where to participate in studies online?

Back in the day, I really enjoyed popping over to my university's psych department and participating in the studies. I've found a couple of websites where surveys for psych studies are posted online. I'm wondering if there are other such websites, posting surveys for studies in any academic field. [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Mar 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Did I give a ton of info to a phisher, or is this really the Census Bureau?

Is 812-218-3144 really the Census Bureau, or did I give all sorts of personal info to a phisher? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jan 23, 2011 - 21 answers

Hosted surveys?

Best free or paid hosted survey service? [more inside]
posted by signal on Jan 6, 2011 - 15 answers

I need to ask question AND receive files. Is that so hard?

Need online survey creation tool and hosting that will accept file uploads from respondents. Don't want to spend big money or sign up for an annual license. This is a one time survey, and the file upload is pretty crucial. Help me, hive mind! [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Nov 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Old Friends Old Flames

Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
posted by elis on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Might be perceived as little anal, but I'm pushing for a first

Qualitative research: question on precisely what level of detail to include in Methodology? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 21, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I create an online poll which users can permanently add to?

How can I create an online HTML form poll, preferably for free, wherein the list of multiple choices can grow when users decide to add to the list of choices? [more inside]
posted by kmccormi on Jun 4, 2009 - 2 answers

The science of a survey-raffle incentive.

What grabs your attention in a raffle-incentive, for participating in a survey? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Feb 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Automating monkeywork in Excel and Word

Automation Filter: How can I automate the insertion of data from a spreadsheet into a Word report template? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Jan 6, 2009 - 8 answers

93% of MeFites Can't Find the Nation of Niue on a Map

How stupid are these surveys about American stupidity? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Jul 8, 2008 - 30 answers

Moneyfilter: How can i earn a little money on the internet?

I'm a student looking to earn a bit of money on the internet. I feel that i have enough spare time and that i could use it productively. [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Oct 30, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I create offline surveys?

What's the best way to create a survey for offline use? I want people to fill out a survey to collect suggestions/requirements for a web site redesign. It's at an event in which there is no Internet access, so I thought there may be a way to bring a laptop and store the results (and create reports) locally. [more inside]
posted by adverb on Oct 27, 2007 - 1 answer

Trying to improve employer's on-line offering... should more emphasis be put on progressive design, or customer feedback?

When trying to build an on-line business, is it more important to be visionary with content and user-friendly functionality, or is it better to rely on the customer survey-driven/continuous feedback approach? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Oct 5, 2007 - 9 answers

Statistical Analysis Help

Simple Stat Filter: I'm trying to do a statistical analysis of correlation between two value fields, but all the simple tests that I know are inapplicable. Help me MeFis! [more inside]
posted by stratastar on May 15, 2007 - 11 answers

How to run simple statistical analyses on tab-delimited data in Word docs?

I want to take a bunch of numerical data (say, survey results) found in Word documents in roughly tabular form (though not in tables per se) and run simple statistical analyses on them. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Apr 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Survey software

I need survey software which can do both open-ended questions as well as ratings. [more inside]
posted by stoneegg21 on Oct 5, 2005 - 9 answers

Online survey tool recommendations

Half the blogs I read have links to the Blogads survey today, which reminds me that I've been meaning to do a readership survey for one of my sites. There are a plethora of web sites offering survey tools (if this page from SurveyMonkey, which is doing the Blogads survey, is any indication); which one(s) would you recommend? (Free or very nearly so is preferred, natch.)
posted by mcwetboy on Mar 3, 2005 - 2 answers

Best free survey software?

Survey software? Preferably free? Anyone have any experience with Zoomerang, Key Survey, or anyone else?
posted by occhiblu on Nov 19, 2004 - 6 answers

Online survey creator tips?

Can anyone advise me which is the best online survey creation site to use? I need to send a questionnaire to a group of customers I work with. But many of the online survey systems I've seen on Google seem to charge a large one-off or annual fee, whereas I'm looking to pay just a smaller fee (under $50) for one survey. Any recommendations?
posted by skylar on Oct 18, 2004 - 3 answers

Do busses in your country make (give) change?

The MetaFilterist's Quarterly Public Transportation Survey:
Do busses in your country make (give) change? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Oct 12, 2004 - 42 answers

Scam?

Does anyone know if Money For Surveys is a scam? I feel silly even asking since I always assume things like this are a scam, I just happen to be seriously broke right now and i'm grasping at straws. Additionally, is there any good sites for checking which of these sites are scams and which are legit?
posted by untuckedshirts on Aug 26, 2004 - 14 answers

Republican survey - useful or useless to fill out?

My wife received a survey from the National Republican Congressional Committee which she doesn't want to fill out. She's given the okay to fill it out, but do I REALLY want to do that? [mi] [more inside]
posted by grefo on Aug 12, 2004 - 25 answers

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