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Survey on Online Tourism Community attributes

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1. Posted by Haidenai (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I talked to Sam_I_am and got his approval for posting this here.

Hi everyone,

my name is Henning and I'm a German student at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria.

As part of my diploma thesis I'm currently conducting a survey on tourism online community attributes. With this survey I would like to find out which features are "nice to have" and which "really make a difference".

Obviously a survey is no good without respondents, and that's why I would kindly like to ask you to participate! ;)

All questions are kept general, and no "better-worse" comparisons will be made between communities. Instead I will ask you what you think of different features, like a chat, photo upload function, Facebook-login etc...

If you like you can enter your e-mail address at the end of the survey in order to participate in a raffle on a 50€ Amazon voucher. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on the 15.01.2011.

The survey will not take longer than 15 minutes and is anonymous.

Thank you very much in advance!



I am a real person and Henning is my real christian name.
Although I work at the institute for which Im conducting this questionnaire, this questionnaire is my private work.
I am not conducting this survey in the name of a company or other form of commercial venture.
The results will not be given or sold to a company or other form of commercial venture.
I have read your website's rules and understand this posting complies with them.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5027 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for getting permission for this survey (I remember seeing you ask a week or two ago as well, and thought you presented your case pretty well then, but yeah, we're strict here). :)

I found the survey to be pretty lengthy and exhaustive - at the edge of what I'm willing to sit through; I hope it'll get you some good data.

One thing I really disliked was the last page of questions asking for private information like education and income, with no way a respondent could opt to not answer those. So instead I rolled a die to determine my answer to both those questions. Consider this a head's up that your data there is likely to be less accurate.

3. Posted by Haidenai (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the time you took Sander.
Yeah, I just figured that some people have problems with these questions. But on the otherhand, I have no way in saying who earns how much, so your true answer would also be safe with me.
I wanted to have the income question as optional, but my supervisor voted against it. Ill use it later on to divide target groups. Im not going to check which countries or more than others or stuff like that! - But If I see that 50% earn more than 10k a month Ill obviously have to scrap the variable. ;)