Performance Measurement

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09/10/2013 at 08:16



First of all i am not Spam. I am real person, and you can google me to find my profiles. So if you like running or walking this qualifies you to participate in my research project that focuses on both measuring sports performance and the usage of technology for this purpose. If you do not want to praticipate on any survey that is fine, and please do not continue reading. I do not want to waste your time I choose this forum, because i would like to adress a broad group of runners.

The research is part of my joint master program in Global Innovation Management at Aalborg University, Denmark and Strathclyde University, Scotland.


The goal of my research project is to develop a new concept to make performance easier to measure on an individual basis and to find out why people use new technology in the sporting world.


By participating in this research you will help me finish the final year of my masters with a successful project, as well as in developing a product which fits your own personal needs. Your answers will be completely anonymous and all results are exclusively for the project.


Please take two minutes of your time and fill out the attached survey attached. 



Thank you so much for your support.
Rebecca Davis

seren nos    pirate
09/10/2013 at 08:21

sorry . did try but stopped at the third question.....

mind you the second one upset me.......lumped in with the wrinklies

09/10/2013 at 08:56

haha, i am sorry. we had to make a decision on the age groups

09/10/2013 at 09:32

Everyone gets to be a wrinkly eventually - it's only a number

09/10/2013 at 13:34

Please help me!

09/10/2013 at 13:37

Well I fiilled it in.  Not quite sure what you get out of it... but at least you have an anwer.

09/10/2013 at 13:41



10/10/2013 at 11:09

I've filled it in for you. Hope its some help

10/10/2013 at 17:53
Nope Which are you most likely to do... Then how often do you exercise... In the chosen sport or all sports ?

2/10 must try harder
Cake    pirate
10/10/2013 at 18:05

Becky I think for this type of forum making them chose between cycleing and running might make people's head's explode.


10/10/2013 at 18:19

Made it past Q2, Q3 was a struggle, it didn't like 2 answers. Why cant it have 2 answers ? a subsequent question was happynto take 3 (but not 4) The last questions were tedious. If I dislike part A, then obviously I like part B, repeat ad nauseam. 


10/10/2013 at 18:28


i know it might be hard, but for my purpose i have t make you to choose. I had a long debate if i should or not. sorry if your head exploded 

To the critic of dave, unless you know what i want to know, you can not really judge about the quality of my questions i would think.

to that last part, Rick, actually it is important to ask both questions. you can read about the kano model, if you are interested in why  


10/10/2013 at 18:34

Nope, not interested thanks, I'll leave that to you!!  Just telling you why it was that I was about to bin it at that point, but then I thought that off I did then I wouldn't be entered into the free prize draw so I kept going. The others are just giving you the same feedback. 

10/10/2013 at 18:42

i know. i am just explaining  

10/10/2013 at 18:55

and thanks for your time btw!

10/10/2013 at 21:03
But you asked me run, walk, cycle. And then asked how often I exercise...

Did you mean out of the exercise I had ticked out of the 3 or any exercise..

It doesn't matter what you want to know, if you don't ask the question correctly us simpletons can't answer it

Sorry you've dropped to 1 / 10. Failed
10/10/2013 at 21:10

Done, hope it helps.


10/10/2013 at 22:52

Got to agree with Dave on that one.  I fully understand that you may want to force people to choose the 'most likely' form of exercise. There can be perfect scientific reasons for that - and that particular question was clear.

But ambiguous questions are your enemy.

"How often do you exercise?"   -  Personally, I chose NOT to answer that question literally. Even though my head had just been thinking about the 3 different forms of exercise I do, you had forced me to select one (running), so I chose to read the question as "How often do you run?"

Some people will do the same as me, but I guess some will have answered the question exactly as it was asked.... which can only introduce inaccuracies into your data.  There can be no value in this.

The wording for the question should perhaps have been either "How often do you do that most common form of exercise?"   Or perhaps "How often do you do any of those forms of exercise?"  

Getting the wording of surveys right is very difficult.

11/10/2013 at 08:29

Glad it wasn't just me  

11/10/2013 at 08:33

ok, i get what you are saying, and it might be true. should have paid more attention zo that question. However my main focus is not on how often you work out, but more on if you use technology, and why. so it will not destroy my outcomes. this might be why it sliped our attention, that it might not be clear.

however thanks everybody, with our help i got a lot of response, which enables me to make sense of the data.  

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