Yes, I lied.
But let me tell you why.
You assumed that I have 60 minutes with nothing to do today. That the dog doesn’t need walking. That my kids don’t need me to colour with them. That dinner doesn’t need making and the laundry doesn’t need doing and the plugged toilet doesn’t need unplugging.
You assumed that a survey on paper towels is the most interesting thing I will do today. That I have some kind of intimate knowledge and intense emotional attachment to a piece of paper I will use to wipe dog poo off the kitchen floor and baby vomit off my new carpet.
You assumed that I have an internal ruler in my brain that lets me instantly scan 60 lines of text and bubbles and know intuitively which set of bubbles goes with which set off words, and that I knowingly made an error that must be pointed out in huge red bold text like an 8th grade teacher chastising a lazy student.
You assumed that I understand what internal consistency and cronbach’s reliability scores and factor analysis is and therefore I will understand why you have just asked me the same questions 53 times in row with only slightly different wording.
You didn’t bother to consider that I don’t have a car before you asked me 30 questions about my car, that I know the brands of soap in my cupboard when I don’t do the shopping, that I shop around when the closest store is 35 miles away, that there’s no place on the survey for me to disagree or tell you that none of the options you provided reflect my specific situation.
Did I lie? You say yes. I say, what else did you expect me to do?
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