University research on people buying iPhones

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  1. aniliop macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I'm doing a university research project into what influences people to buy what they do, specifically when it comes to electronics: phones (iPhone vs Windows Mobile/Blackberry/Nokia/Android) and computers (Mac vs PC). I want to see if there are correlations between this and the purchasing of non technical consumer goods for example washing detergent etc.


    With this in mind, is it ok to put up a link to my online questionnaire asking your members to answer? It's 2 pages, but only takes 5 minutes maximum to answer. For anyone interested, there is also a reward of £50 vouchers for a retailer of their choice (transferable into winner's local currency).

    Thanks! aniliop
     
  2. TerryJoyce macrumors member

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    I would speak to an admin about posting the link to your questionaire. However, pm me and I will be happy to do this questionaire. I miss those uni days.
     
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    People have put up questionnaires before here. Fire away.
     
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  6. aniliop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi again, thank you to all of you for your interest.

    Being a newbie here, I'm not entirely sure how to private message on this forum (I've seen it on others). Apologies, I know this is a stupid question :)
     
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    Make sure you've read through the MacRumors FAQ.
     
  8. aniliop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @dejo Thanks for the link - (I haven't posted 5 posts yet meaning I can't private message anyone yet)

    @azsprty Thanks for the feedback ;)
     
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    Yes you can. Just either go to one of the subforums for feedback, or just flag your post (that ! in a triangle) on the left of your first post. Leave a message and a moderator will get back to you.
     
  10. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I'd be willing to fill out a survey for you. Just PM me once you get 5 posts.
     
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    Would be glad to help. PM me the details when you're ready.
     
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    This sounds like a scam to me. £50 for 5 minutes of answering questions is too good to be true, and in order to get such a "voucher" you would surely be required to give personal information (name, address, etc.) which could be sold. I could be wrong, but that's my first impression.

    OP: Assuming you're for real, aren't you going would have a huge self-selection bias with a survey conducted like this? We're all highly-motivated technophiles with a bias toward Apple. Your study won't allow you to draw any valid conclusions about other groups. If you're going to do this, you need either a random sample or a carefully-constructed representative sample.
     
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    He's using words like "correlations". He's got to be for real...
     
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    If he's for real, he sucks at stats.
     
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    If you shoot me over a PM, I'll take your survey.
     

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