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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:13 am    Post subject: Geocaching Survey Reply with quote

I was just wondering if anyone else has gotten the survey that I got from the University of MN.
The Uof M in cooperation with the Ramsey county park system is doing a random survey to a few selected individuals that are involved with geocaching. Evidently my email address came up on their list. The survey took about 10 min. to complete. I think they are trying to get general thoughts as to what geocachers think on certain aspects of geocaching.

http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?WDNWQJ2VR6HJ3K6JVFNK9RA5

This is the website address that took me to the survey. I filled the survey out as to my thoughts on the different questions.

Has anyone else gotten this survey sent to them Question
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't get it sent to me, but just did it off your link.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recieved this survey overnight as well. I will be filling it out tonight.
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Abe&Carly
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Joined: 20 Dec 2002

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We recieved the survey as well. I look forward to filling it out.
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Kitch
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Joined: 18 May 2003

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto...just really wondering as 2 why they are doing it....
I'm always worried about survey as to what are "They" doing it for....

Such as some of the questions Based on the way they are worded I will answer ONE way Vs. if you ask the same type of question another way will promote an different answer.

Such as ...how important is Trading Items......many times I TNLN but doesn't mean I don't want to see if I want to trade...No how do I answer that.......
Does that mean the park may feel that caches with no trading is ok....hmmmmmm

Going to be hard to get all those VC approved now!!!!
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny that scumbag Anoka County isn't on the list.

There's gotta be a couple million caches there.
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Centris
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Joined: 27 Nov 2002

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingboreas wrote:
It's funny that scumbag Anoka County isn't on the list.


Whoa!!!!!! What's up with that? Mad
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Wayfarin Stranger
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I completed the survey myself this evening. One question I did not answer was household income. I figure thats no ones business but my creditors....hehe.
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RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got done filling out the survey. I left out the income stuff and some other personal stuff. I don't usually fill out online surveys but I came to this website and saw that some others did so I thought what the hey. I hope the information is put to good use. I feel VERY STRONGLY about removing dog feces from nature areas! How 'bout you? 1-2-3-4-5?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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Joined: 02 Sep 2003

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.J. wrote:
I just got done filling out the survey. I left out the income stuff and some other personal stuff. I don't usually fill out online surveys but I came to this website and saw that some others did so I thought what the hey. I hope the information is put to good use. I feel VERY STRONGLY about removing dog feces from nature areas! How 'bout you? 1-2-3-4-5?


Normally I have problems filling out any sort of survey online, especially ones that require your email address, telephone number, etc. I didn't see any of those requirements on this one so I went ahead and filled it out.

I felt like they were trying to trap us on several occassions into answering two similar questions differently... That always makes me consider the validity of the survey (although it can be used to verify the validity of the person completing the survey).

I went to dinner with Marsha before we went to catch a movie at the Edina... I saw a Dakota Parks Ranger eating next to us. I was SO very tempted to ask him what he personally thought about Geocaching but he seemed too interested in his food to be disturbed (just what I need, pepper flavored chicken from his mace Very Happy)

Silent Bob
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welch
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha&Bob wrote:
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I felt like they were trying to trap us on several occassions into answering two similar questions differently... That always makes me consider the validity of the survey (although it can be used to verify the validity of the person completing the survey).
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Silent Bob


Like you point out they may have just been trying to see if your actually reading the question (and have an opinion), rather than just "connecting the dots". Surprised
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PeakShift
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you would like to ask any questions- at the bottom of the form, it lists:


THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!
If you want more information about this study, contact Dr. Ingrid Schneider,115 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108-1027; 612-624-2250; ingridss@umn.edu
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LanceVE
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Joined: 16 Dec 2002

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:37 pm    Post subject: Meet Dr. Ingrid.... Reply with quote

A google search on Dr. Ingrid is somewhat interesting...

[url=http://www.crk.umn.edu/nature-northwest/NNWContact.htm]
Ingrid E. Schneider, Ph.D.
Director, U of M Tourism Center and Research Associate
[/url]

It seems that one of her subjects of expertise is
"Wildlife Tourism" (see p3)

I think that if everyone is serious in their responses this could be a good thing for geocaching.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

current projects:

Schneider, I. E., D. Chavez, and T. Powell. Characteristics and Perceived Benefits of Geocachers. Ramsey County Parks and Recreation
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got and took the survey as well. About half way thru I realized that the survey had a definite agenda, so I had to go back and change some answers.

"... Perceived Benefits ..."??? Wow. The bias starts right with the title. I think my BS detector was absolutely correct when I was taking the survey.

-Rick (I try not to be paranoid, but its hard when they keep staring at me)
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