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15/11/2013 at 10:45

Hi, I'm a product design student currently studying at the University of Huddersfield, i was wondering if anyone had a few spare minutes to fill in a survey to help my with my research for my final major project which is all to do with gardening.

Before you decide, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others or a university representative if you wish. Please ask if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.

Thanks in advance,
Huw Davies

Link to survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZBFKHB3

15/11/2013 at 10:58

Well, I've completed it but again the questions are rather difficult to answer properly as the choices do not fit my answers..  Not sure what help my answers will be.

15/11/2013 at 11:07

Huw, your associate Sean W  Danks put the identical request up last week.

Many people will be like me, and not click on a website posted by someone they dont know. If you post your questions here, you might get an answer.

I do not do surveymonkey surveys.

15/11/2013 at 11:09
15/11/2013 at 11:13

I don't have a problem with Surveymonkey - my former employer (county council) use them regularly for gauging staff reaction to  various management proposals.  The wording of the preamble has probably been written by the university to conform to various regulations such as Data Protection etc.  This too is now common practice at university.

My problem is that the questions show little understanding of gardening and are framed in a way so as to be almost impossible to answer honestly.  

15/11/2013 at 12:10

Have to agree about the questions.  Very limited and unimaginative and, as Dove says, show a poor knowledge of gardening either as a necessity or an enthusiastic hobby or means of growing one's own fruit and veg.

15/11/2013 at 12:20

We've had a lot of these lately. I don't do them, I've filed them in the same drawer as the kitchens and the rattan fences. 

15/11/2013 at 12:37

Agree about the questions. The Veg growing one was just plain silly. It would only allow one of the choices to be ticked and yet most growers grow all the choices and more.

 

15/11/2013 at 12:53

I listed all the veg I grow in the 'other' box, until it ran out of space 

It's a steep learning curve for some people; I have to say that so far I'm not impressed!!!

15/11/2013 at 14:01

Oh Dear, all you brilliant people who were so good at framing questionaires while you were at university.  Give the lad a break!!

 

15/11/2013 at 14:04

It wouldn't have taken much gumption or much research to find out a bit more about gardeners, especially if the project is a product design and placement.   Even just picking up a weekly or monthly gardening magazine would have been an eye opener re this quiz.

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