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Santander Bikes Experiment Survey - 3 minutes

Discussion in 'Research and Questionnaires' started by suveyingstudentUCL, 9 Aug 2016.

  1. suveyingstudentUCL

    suveyingstudentUCL New Member

    Dear all,

    Please, could you spare 3 minutes of your time completing a survey regarding an experiment with public bike-sharing systems (i.e., Santander Cycles)?

    This is for an MSc thesis project at University College London.


    Best regards,

    Mod Edit: as pointed out a few posts below, the survey is only for people who have hired a bike of this kind at least once.
    Last edited by a moderator: 9 Aug 2016
  2. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Über Member

    Completed. I'm a regular user of Boris Bikes (sorry, cannot get round to calling them Santander cycles !). Best of luck with your research.
  3. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Oop North (ish)
    We're sorry but you don't qualify to answer this survey. Thank you for your time.
    Starchivore likes this.
  4. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Just to save the next person the trouble, if you have never used one, don't bother with the survey as you get bounced out with the above
  5. OP

    suveyingstudentUCL New Member

    Sorry, I forgot to add that the minimum requirement is that you need to have used one of the bike-sharing schemes around the world atleast once.

    Can't seem to edit my post, otherwise I'd add it to the top.

    Thank you all for your responses!

    Mod note: done it for you! :okay:
    Last edited by a moderator: 9 Aug 2016
  6. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I got that too. I guess the research isn't about finding out why people have never used them have never used them.
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    The first question asks whether I've hired a bike from any bike-sharing system. It's not clear whether your subsequent questions are aimed solely at Boris-bike use or include other hirers.
    mjr likes this.
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I've done the survey. I don't get it though. If I arrive at my destination and the rack is full I'll take the bike to the nearest rack with spaces. Incentives won't affect this behaviour.
  9. OP

    suveyingstudentUCL New Member

    Thanks for your response.

    The survey doesn't specify a particular city because the problem of redistribution exists in all public bike-sharing schemes. However, since I am based in London and recruiting participants only in the UK, the examples are more geared towards Santader Cycles.

    Hope this helps.
  10. OP

    suveyingstudentUCL New Member

    I am more than happy to have a chat about this via email or private messages on here if you would like.
  11. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Thanks. I asked because if I hire a Boris Bike it's always for commuting for work. If it's another hire then it's more likely to be abroad or during leisure time and so not for commuting.
  12. fimm

    fimm Veteran

    It is a pretty short survey.
    (Bear in mind that all these student surveys are for the student to learn about running surveys, dealing with data, presenting the results, blah. The content of the survey isn't that important.)
  13. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    You probably should rephrase some of the questions to be less specific to London. Even in the UK, there are other hire schemes.

    That was actually one of the better surveys posted on here recently!
    Mister Paul likes this.
  14. This is the standard of research methodology for MSc students at UCL these days?
  15. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Anyway, Brompton Dock are better.