Posts Tagged ‘survey’

How does Facebook lure users to participate its user experience servey?

October 2, 2013

How do you conduct an online survey? You just post your questionnaire on the internet and ask people to answer your questions. But if people ignore your request, what can you do? Here is a trick that I learned from facebook.

One day, I received an email from facebook which indicated that they were interested to interview me and they will pay me for the interview.


You are receiving this message from Facebook because we are interested in speaking with you to understand your thoughts and to collect feedback on your experience using Facebook.

Facebook is conducting a 45 minute, paid research study. This will be an in-person study taking place on 21th of MARCH at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA and you will be compensated for your time in the form of a $75 VISA Gift card.

If you are interested in participating in this research please respond by taking the following survey:

Basic participation requirements:

      You must be at least 18 years of age
      You must be able to provide transportation to and from the study location (Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, CA)

Thank you for your interest.


Xuan Zhao
User Experience Researcher, Facebook


The CCTV program people trust most

March 30, 2011

Source: William Lone

CCTV is the major state television broadcaster in mainland China. It is interesting to see how much people trust what CCTV says. Here is a survey result. I am not sure how reliable it is.


CAST surveys among 1980s generation

October 4, 2009


There is an interesting 1980s generation survey (about 2100 of them) conducted by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Part of the results is shown below:

What do you think is the criteria of achievement in your career?
What do you think is the criteria of achievement in your career?
Answers (from left to right): be a manager, gain high income, become expert, be respected