The other day I posted the reach of a BOOK BOMB, and then I got this unique, and interesting request from my favorite brain scientist (seriously, I’ve toured his lab. It would blow your mind)
After seeing the success of the Book Bombs, I wonder if you would consider a “Survey Bomb” for me? We’ve had a really good response so far, but I’d like to give it just that added push to put it over the top.
Thanks for considering it!
Survey text below:
This is a survey for a science lab that is trying to categorize a set of images for some memory experiments. We want to be able to analyze our experimental data on the basis of the “category” of pictures used in the test, but before we can do that, we have to get a mostly objective categorization of the images we use, hence this survey: http://hampsonlab.org
The survey consists of a page of 25 pictures on a single page (we have 20 different, randomly presented pages, but most people complete just a single page), and there are checkboxes to choose up to 20 features or “categories” that you see in each picture. We know that there are pictures that are hard to categorize with the limited selection we provide – that’s *on purpose*, since the categories were chosen based on prior research. Just pick the *closest* category match. If you don’t like any of the choices, leave them blank.
This is not “dual use” data since we will not utilize the data for any purpose applicable to the people who take the survey. All responses are *anonymous* – we save only the counts for category responses per image – and that data is stored directly on the server. We’re trying to get a high-enough response that the results are statistically appropriate – to do so, we need well over 500 individuals to respond and complete one or more survey pages. So far, we have about 300-350 individual responses, completing 433 survey pages. I’ve asked Larry’s help because I know the Monster Hunter Nation is a powerful force for good! In this case, let’s make it a powerful force for Science!
-Tedd Roberts, the Speaker to Lab Animals
So there you go. SCIENCE BOMB! 🙂