Test Survey

This week’s blog post is about a phone interview I conducted with a BCM210 student. I had them answer a series of questions from a survey my group and I are creating for the BCM210 subject. Our group has come up with 10 different questions regarding the issue of piracy. The focus question that we have decided to study for this assessment is “What are people’s perceptions of downloading?”

The questions that I asked the BCM210 student were:

Question 1: Are you aware some people illegally download content?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 2: Do you think the chances of someone being caught illegally downloading content are:

  • Very Likely
  • Likely
  • Neither Likely or Unlikely
  • Unlikely
  • Very Unlikely

Question 3: Are you aware that there are consequences for illegally downloading content?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 4: To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding why people illegally download content: (This will be a ranked answer with the options being: strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, strongly disagree)

  • Illegally downloading content is convenient because it is easy
  • Illegally downloading content is convenient because content can be accessed anywhere
  • Illegally downloading content is convenient because downloaded content can be re-used endlessly
  • Illegally downloading content is attractive because there is no cost
  • Illegally downloading content gives people access to content not available/readily available in Australia

Question 5: Do you believe there are other reasons why people download? Explain why:

Question 6: Do you think anti-downloading advertisements reduce illegal downloading?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t know

Question 7: Are you:

  • Male
  • Female
  • Other

Question 8: How old are you? Please write your age on the line provided:

Question 9: Do you think a person’s age group affects their downloading habits? Please explain your answer:

Question 10: For the purpose of this survey please provide your postcode for an area analysis:

The respondent was able to answer every question without difficulty, and after they had finished the survey, I had the opportunity to ask them for some feedback on the questions asked. The respondent thought that the first question was good for an introductory question but felt that the second question could have had a follow up question, something along the lines of “Do you think they could be prosecuted for illegally downloading content?” The respondent did ask what question 10 was designed to measure which I told them we were using it to see if there were different perceptions between people who lived in rural areas versus those in suburban city areas about illegally downloading content. They thought this was a clever question that explored something worth measuring.

Overall, the respondent thought our group’s survey was well thought out. Going forward, I don’t think there is much we would change as this glowing evaluation, I believe, demonstrated that we are moving in the right direction.

Image Link: http://www.apexhr.com.au/funded-courses/survey/


3 thoughts on “Test Survey

  1. Great post and great questions! Can I suggest adding a question about whether streaming services such as Netflix, Stan, Presto and Quickflix reduced the desire to illegally download?

    Also, whether or not they are aware of the fact that people are accessing overseas content (such as the US and UK versions of Netflix) with a VPN (virtual private network) which Netflix is reportedly considering putting a ban on. It is technically an illegal form of access and it is not the desired method of access for these streaming services.

    Check out this article: http://www.techly.com.au/2014/01/30/using-vpn-access-blocked-content-illegal

    Good luck with assignment 2!

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