Questions for advanced poll

Herman

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I'm preparing an advanced poll.
With a maximun of 10 questions available to all members.
Which questions should be asked, please tell me.
Thanks in advance for your contribution.
 

Streetshooter

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This sounds more like interviews than a poll.
You interview is interesting and has a certain humor that makes it entertaining.
You should do more.
Just my thoughts.
 

JoepLX3

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I am working on the answers and I know Herman has more question for me.
- We already found other candidates too

Did you look at my reply to Brian Mosley's comment on my blog?
 

Herman

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Thanks Don and Joep for your replies.
The advanced poll I'm working is actually a 10 question interview !
It will become available to all members of this great community for some time.
So, what kind of questions to include ?
Suggestions are welcome, thanks.
 

JoepLX3

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Give me some time on yet another idea:
- Poll's should be very closed questions, that is A, B or C, not something like can you tell us a little about for example...
- It would / should more be about the outcoming statistics than about the interview interaction itself.
 

JoepLX3

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How about questions like the following:

How often do you use an external flash?
  1. 0%, I don't have one :smile:
  2. 0% I have one, but never use it :mad:
  3. 1-20%
  4. 20-40%
  5. 40-60%
  6. 60-80%
  7. 80-100% :cool:

Or:

How much money did you relatively spend on lenses over the last 5 years?
  1. 0%, I didn't buy a camera nor lenses lately
  2. 0%, I bought P&S camera with attached lens
  3. 0%, I bought Bridge camera with attached lens
  4. 0%, I bought DSLR and use lenses I already have for some time (or got for free)
  5. 0%, I bought System camera witout traditional mirror and use lenses I already have for some time (or got for free)
  6. 0-20%, Single / cheap kit lens(es) with DSLR
  7. 20-40%
  8. 40-60%
  9. 60-80%
  10. 80-99%
  11. 100% :cool:

I think this can be BIG FUN, but questions have to be razor sharp (I have some experience on these kind of "market"-analysis and would me OK to "mentor" the questions) and probably best to do like only 1 question per week (otherwise too messy and this way more joy).
- Probably best to make a seperate thread to bundle/organize these polls and resulting statistics...
 

PeterB666

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How about questions like the following:

How often do you use an external flash?
  1. 0%, I don't have one :smile:
  2. 0% I have one, but never use it :mad:
  3. 1-20%
  4. 20-40%
  5. 40-60%
  6. 60-80%
  7. 80-100% :cool:

Or:

How much money did you relatively spend on lenses over the last 5 years?
  1. 0%, I didn't buy a camera nor lenses lately
  2. 0%, I bought P&S camera with attached lens
  3. 0%, I bought Bridge camera with attached lens
  4. 0%, I bought DSLR and use lenses I already have for some time (or got for free)
  5. 0%, I bought System camera witout traditional mirror and use lenses I already have for some time (or got for free)
  6. 0-20%, Single / cheap kit lens(es) with DSLR
  7. 20-40%
  8. 40-60%
  9. 60-80%
  10. 80-99%
  11. 100% :cool:

I think this can be BIG FUN, but questions have to be razor sharp (I have some experience on these kind of "market"-analysis and would me OK to "mentor" the questions) and probably best to do like only 1 question per week (otherwise too messy and this way more joy).
- Probably best to make a seperate thread to bundle/organize these polls and resulting statistics...
You need to be very careful in the way you pose questions, particularly multiple choice. For example in Question 1, I use a flash but less than 1% however there is no option for that.

Question 2, is just confusing. 100% of what and the answers seem to change to a different question half-way through. Over a 5-year period most people would spend money on food, housing and other matters.

I think the general concept is fine but it needs a specific purpose; and yes it can be just for 'fun' but the purpose of the questions need to be clear.

A once a week rolling series of questions would be a good idea (and probably the best way of implementing it) however you would also need to collate the results and present them in a single thread otherwise the sense of '10 questions' would be lost.

Cheers
 

photoSmart42

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What's the purpose of the poll? What is it trying to determine or find out? If it's based on some interview questions, what's the purpose of the interview? Polls normally have a very specific point in mind, and are used to collect data geared at drawing some sort of conclusion. Asking people to come up with questions they themselves will answer as part of that poll seems counter-intuitive and confusing.

As others wrote, it would help if you figure out what the purpose of the poll is, what you're trying to get out of it, then you can come up with the questions yourself.
 
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