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Cycling safety research

Discussion in 'Research and Questionnaires' started by EdwardUniStudent, 5 Nov 2016.

  1. EdwardUniStudent

    EdwardUniStudent New Member

    Hi,

    I am a final year student at university, as part of my assignment I am researching cycling safety. I would be so grateful if you could complete this short survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SHGBXWK it will only take 2 minutes! The survey is completely anonymous and the results will only be used in my research assignment.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Edward
     
  2. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Mod Note: it is a survey on helmets, put your comments down on the survey rather than here:rolleyes:
     
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  3. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    Filled in, despite the fact it is a shoddy survey.
     
  4. Had a look. Too many presumptions and leading questions, meaning participants will not be representative of the general cycling population.

    If the OP would like to amend the thread title to make it clear that this is a marketing survey to gather information pertinent to manufacturers and/or retailers of a specific product category, that would be a lot more truthful.
     
  5. I doubt it is and think that's a bit unfair. I am sure it is a uni project on the assumption that all cyclists wear 'safety helmets'.
     
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  6. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I would like to know the problem you are trying to solve, what evidence you have that it really is a problem, and how you think these ideas may be a solution to it.
     
  7. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    or a survey to justify their project which they hope to mass market ....
     
  8. Impossible to prove wrong but I very much doubt it.
     
  9. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Do companies routinely pose as students with fake surveys to justify an existing product? Or is it more probable that he's an actual student with a few erroneous (IMO, I'd be interested in his evidence) ideas about cycling safety?

    @EdwardUniStudent are you really researching cycling safety? Or is it product design?
     
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  10. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester way
  11. EdwardUniStudent

    EdwardUniStudent New Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks for all your help it is very much appreciated. I am a final year university student.

    As part of my assessment, I am collecting primary market research about cyclists with regard to justifying the validity of a new product concept (helmet).

    Once again, Thank you for all your help so far!

    Edward
     
    Last edited: 6 Nov 2016
  12. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Don't mind filling in the survey but it's not accurate to say you are 'researching cycling safety'.
     
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  13. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along Staff Member

    Location:
    Manchester way
    ^^^^+1^^^^ but to be fair, Edward can say he is researching whatever he likes, our responses in his survey can hopefully express our own thoughts and opinions on that as a statement.

    I made that point in the comments opportunities in the survey that safety and helmets is not a given.

    Edward, I don't know your experience of cycling or the politics YKWIM of helmets in the happy hamlet of byclists, but they are a hugely polarising issue particularly the inference or expectation of them acting as a safety device.

    Illumination up top also has its fans and detractors.

    If you want a taste of the passions and entrenched opinions helmets can raise on both sides of the argument, mosey on over to the helmet section, get a brew and settle down for an afternoon reading the great helmet debate thread. :smile:
     
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  14. I did not complete the survey as I think the field you are trying to cover, cycle helmets with integrated lights, is well catered for already. Helmets are now being designed with all sorts of integrated lights and earpieces. It wont be long before we can read our Garmins without taking our eyes off the road. If that gizmo has not been invented already.

    Educating motorists is the way to better cycle safety. We have all the bells, whistles, lights, helmets and reflective material, we can handle. But until motorists are educated they are all pretty useless.
     
  15. Done, but I do feel that the researcher has worded her questions from the standpoint that helmets work without dispute, and lights on helmets are a good thing. Not the most objective wording I've seen,