At least the first of these problems will be fixed by Friday evening Asia time.
High hopes for the 2nd one too. Online survey platforms offer great convenience but unfortunate rigidities also.
Thanks Chris and Gordon for the heads-up.
From: Christopher Hill [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 5:35 AM
To: Phillips; SCISIP@listserv.nsf.gov
Subject: Re: [scisip] Relax for 19 minutes with an interesting questionnaire
It's bad form to post survey instruments that "demand" answers to all
questions in order to complete the submission. At minimum, the
respondent should have the opportunity to select something like "I
choose not to answer" or "no opinion."
I just trashed my draft response because your survey required answers to
Christopher T. Hill, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy and Technology, Emeritus
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University
Sorry to say this, but the survey began refusing answers at one point. While the screen did not lock up completely, any answer I entered was rejected automatically.
On 8/9/2017 11:53 PM, Phillips wrote:
> Dear Scisippers,
> The survey asks your opinions, as experts in science/technology policy or forecasting, about challenges in science, technology, and business, over a 35-year horizon. Your answers will provide insights for far-seeing business leaders and policy makers. I hope you'll find it interesting.
> The online survey platform, Qualtrics, estimates a 19-minute task. However, please take time to give thoughtful answers. Find the survey at https://stonybrookuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5oKWaMG7d2zUcuN
> Thank you very much for your help with this. I'll be reminding you, so that we will have all replies within two weeks.
> I'll share the resulting paper with respondents who (optionally) leave email addresses at the end of the survey.
> Best regards,