Choosing An Online Survey And Collect Responses

2453 WordsNov 28, 201610 Pages
Instead of interviewing four people, I decided to make an online survey and collect responses because I was at home for Thanksgiving. As a result I got more responses, and I think people were more honest as well. I also allowed for the respondents to choose whether they have majority or minority status. I had nine responses, three identifying as minority status, five as majority status, and one student who was not sure, since he/she/they fell into multiple target groups but reported that she didn’t experience any discrimination. There were some interesting discrepancies, since one female student reported that she was a minority, and another reportedly felt she was in the majority. At RIT, the distribution of gender differs by program, so this could be a reason why this discrepancy exists. None of the students who identified themselves as having majority status reported experiencing any discrimination themselves, and neither did the one female student who identified as a minority but fell into no other target groups. One respondent, a self-identified conservative, Catholic white male chose to identify as a minority group. I thought this made sense since college campuses tend to be liberal, so conservatives are sometimes considered to be minorities. I thought about adding a checkbox for ideological minorities to my target group list when I first made my survey, but I was concerned that anyone might have a reason to check that box, since everyone’s ideologies vary to some
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