OPINION4 September 2009

Research Trainwreck!

A DIY research project on a fan fiction community goes horribly wrong…

Alison Macleod of the excellent Human Element blog brings us this marvellous case study in DIY research disaster (link below). It could almost be a setup for a joke: “These two academics walk into an online community…”

Execpt the academic credentials are a little…. shaky. And the questionnaire is a nightmare. And they don’t mention the research is for a book deal about “netporn”.

Something to brighten up your Friday, anyway. Whatever difficulties you’re having with respondents, they won’t compare to this.


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11 years ago

Best avoided at all costs...

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