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Old 03-30-2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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Cultural-Sensitive Product Design Survey


Hello all! I would really appreciate if you would click on the link below to participate in the survey. It is for research purposes, and will not take more than 15 minutes of your time! Thank you very much!

The OPEN Design Lab at the Pennsylvania State University is conducting an international online survey in an effort to better understand the influence of peoples' cultures on their preferred designs of products. This survey is part of a study being conducted for research purposes. Participants for the survey as being sought from at least 6 different countries across 4 continents. The survey is being administered by Dr. Matthew B. Parkinson (Assistant Professor, Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering), Gopal Nadadur (Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering), and Christine Toh (B.S. student, Mechanical Engineering). We would greatly appreciate your participation in the survey, which will not take more than 15 minutes of your time. If you would like to participate, please click on the following link:


http://psuengineering.qualtrics.com/...w9iwMLrqk6Hv7u


Many thanks and best regards,

Christine Toh
 
Old 03-30-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Not related anyway to Linux as I see. Reporting it to be moved to /General.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 05:23 AM   #3
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Indeed not Linux related. Moved to General accordingly.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 08:59 AM   #4
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Amazingly enough, the information in the first post does seem to check out. For example, the school in question actually does have a mechanical engineering student with a BS whose name is Christine Toh.

http://www.openlab.psu.edu/members.php

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Old 03-31-2011, 09:07 AM   #5
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Amazingly enough, the information in the first post does seem to check out. For example, the school in question actually does have a mechanical engineering student with a BS whose name is Christine Toh.

http://www.openlab.psu.edu/members.php
There is no problem, here. We already had some invitations to partecipate to surveys in the past, more or less related to Linux or the IT world. Some of them rest in Linux - General, others rest in General. We are happy to spend some minutes of our time to help in research projects. If serious.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 10:04 AM   #6
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Thats an odd survey. I was expecting to be asked some question about culture, but it seems that you've made an assumption about the culture of the respondent based only on the country.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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... I've taken it... it is not very Culture sensitive IMHO...
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:50 AM   #8
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Taken the survey too and dont see anything culturally sensitive.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 03:40 AM   #9
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The hash in the link disturbs me. This means that they know its from LQ

Now if I try to omit the hash (to break the relation to LQ) it says bad URL. While most surveys do accept anonymous participation
 
Old 04-01-2011, 06:21 AM   #10
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Thank you very much!

I just wanted to thank everyone who took the survey. I suppose it happens sometimes that we get bogus surveys, and I'm glad I "checked out". Heh. It is a "legit" survey for research purposes, and I really appreciate you taking the time to participate! Also, Cultural-Sensitive Product Design is just a term we use in out investigation of different product preferences in different cultures. The questions in the beginning of the survey that ask about personal values evaluate the participant according to Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions.

Christine Toh
 
Old 04-01-2011, 09:45 AM   #11
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The hash in the link disturbs me. This means that they know its from LQ
Which hash are you talking about?
 
Old 04-01-2011, 10:17 AM   #12
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Which hash are you talking about?
Yeah, the only parameter in the URL is "SID", which obviously stands for "survey ID."

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:24 PM   #13
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Well you're right here. Its the same hash as posted in gentoo forum
 
Old 04-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #14
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I just wanted to thank everyone who took the survey. I suppose it happens sometimes that we get bogus surveys, and I'm glad I "checked out". Heh. It is a "legit" survey for research purposes, and I really appreciate you taking the time to participate! Also, Cultural-Sensitive Product Design is just a term we use in out investigation of different product preferences in different cultures. The questions in the beginning of the survey that ask about personal values evaluate the participant according to Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions.

Christine Toh
Christine, I haven't taken the survey but from what others have said and what you have now said the survey is misrepresented. For someone who teaches teenagers preparing to enter university courses such as Anthropology-Sociology-Psychology I find this to be a little bit of a problem as I teach my students to be up front. If the survey is not strictly about cultural sensitivity it probably shouldn't be advertised as such.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
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What kind of question is that?
Why would it be any different? Everyone has their own personal choice.
 
  


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