Occupy Demographics and Participation Survey!

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OccupyResearch and DataCenter present…the Occupy Demographics and Participation Survey!

The OccupyResearch network is pleased to launch this exciting survey, which aims to create a better understanding of who engages with the Occupy movement, and how–it includes questions about media, communication, activities, and more. The survey is open to people living in any country, regardless of their level of involvement with the Occupy movement. The more people we can reach with this survey, the better we can reflect on this exciting time–so we invite you to spread the word. You can pitch in by…

*Posting it on social networks
*Sharing it with your local Occupy activists and groups
*Contacting or starting a research working group at an Occupy site
*Conducting the survey yourself
*Getting involved in a survey training workshop

Get started! Share this link to the survey with your networks: http://svy.mk/owsurvey-net.

At Occupy sites, the survey can either be conducted online, if internet access is available in the field, or on paper. For both scenarios, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to conducting the survey, including detailed directions, a script, important information regarding consent, and many useful pointers. Find that guide, and a PDF version of the survey instrument, here: http://bit.ly/OccupyResearchSurveyandGuide .

Coming soon: Interactive training materials for surveyors, and on-the-ground training at Occupy sites! Get in touch with us at owsgeneralsurvey@gmail.com and let us know how you’d like to be involved.

The survey is open until January 6, 2011. Once closed, the data will be publicly available through the OccupyResearch website (occupyresearch.net). The survey is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 General License.

The survey is being conducted by the OccupyResearch Network (www.occupyresearch.net <http://www.occupyresearch.net> ), which includes over 200 activists, academics, and researchers, and DataCenter (www.datacenter.org <http://www.datacenter.org> ), a U.S. based research organization. For more information about who is involved, see http://occupyresearch.net/survey.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this exciting project, and happy surveying!


One Response to “Occupy Demographics and Participation Survey!”

  1. calaverasgrandes

    this is suspicous to me. I used to work in market research a long time ago. It is essentially pointless to conduct a survey with no criterion. Which this is.
    I am curious what the goals of this information collection would be.