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Old 01-03-2019, 08:59 PM   #16
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Why is it "ick" for someone to say, "in exchange for your time, I'll give you something"?
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:00 PM   #17
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I'm just curious how much people want to be able to converse with others about what they are reading as well as get good book recommendations?

And if whatever they use today is working well or not.

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As mentioned, MR is a place where people go to "converse with others about what they are reading as well as get good book recommendations" so you should beware that your survey is going to be biased already.

I am skeptical considering how little information we've been given about why you want the information and the fact that you've clearly targeted people who can already answer 'yes' to the question that I have in quotes. Seems like a good way to skew data for marketing a similar site to potential advertisers.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:03 PM   #18
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Apologies! I didn't mean to come across as a scam. I'm just someone doing research into book reading habits because I'm considering whether there is a need for a new platform or tool to help. That's all.

Mostly...

I'm just curious how much people want to be able to converse with others about what they are reading as well as get good book recommendations?

And if whatever they use today is working well or not.

No scams. No uncles in Africa wanting to wire you $5,000. Etc.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:04 PM   #19
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Huh. Interesting. Many companies, such as Google and Amazon and many others, offer incentives. It's a common practice when asking someone to give a significant amount of their time to answer questions mostly in the best interest of the business.

https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/5-sur...ponse-rates-2/
One thing many of those companies have is that they are well known/recognized. It is harder when dealing with some unknown entity, especially without information about what the survey is actually for.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #20
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I am honestly not a fan of a survey, I consider it as a good book when it has a good review online or recommended by a friend of mine.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:16 PM   #21
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Huh. Interesting. Many companies, such as Google and Amazon and many others, offer incentives. It's a common practice when asking someone to give a significant amount of their time to answer questions mostly in the best interest of the business.

https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/5-sur...ponse-rates-2/
When I opted in to a survey for Google some years ago, the invitation came from a verifiable Google address, and had in its signature text a person's name and job title, which I was able to google for myself to verify her identity. It also came with an NDA for respondents to sign, another strong evidence of the legitimacy of the project. The incentive was significant and worthwhile, to me, and the specifics of the incentive and how and when it would be delivered were clearly outlined. All of this meant that I had no qualms about participating in the research. It was a very interesting project to be a part of.

When I worked in market research and the companies I worked for conducted incentivised online research, they always included contact and verification details to help potential respondents feel reassured that the survey was legitimate.

Your survey, in contrast, is anonymous then says, in effect, "I'd like to pay you to know more about you". This does not inspire confidence. Suspicion and reluctance are natural reactions in this context.

As for the technical issues I noted, they were minor. I felt that there could have been more "N/A" options, and better skip logic for a couple of questions that could have benefitted from such an option.
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It sounds like you might be doing research for an app of somekind. The book form communities, whether here or elsewhere, have covered the need to chat to others about what we're reading or ask for recommendations. So if that's what you're thinking of I'm afraid it's been covered.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:29 PM   #23
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It sounds like you might be doing research for an app of somekind. The book form communities, whether here or elsewhere, have covered the need to chat to others about what we're reading or ask for recommendations. So if that's what you're thinking of I'm afraid it's been covered.
That's okay. If the need is satisfied, that's great! Appreciate everyone's thoughts!
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:30 PM   #24
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Honestly, I wasn't intending to stir trouble, but just learn. That's all.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:27 PM   #25
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Honestly, I wasn't intending to stir trouble, but just learn. That's all.
I think where you got off on the wrong foot was making a first post in a discussion forum that showed no intention of discussing anything on the forum. That you actually came back to check responses was a surprise to me.
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