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Solo Diving Opinion Survey

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by DvrSkip, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. DvrSkip

    DvrSkip Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Murfreesboro, TN
    I am conducting a survey on diver's opinions about solo diving. Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey. You can find it at:

    Solo Diving

    Also, I'd like to know the gear you use (and type of diving). This survey is at:

    Gear Configuration

    Just lie about mother's maiden name and your birthdate! Make up something you can remember so if you do both surveys, I can tell. Thanks.

    I should be able to post results in a month or two (when college starts again and I have a team of undergrads to compile and analyze the findings)!

    see you,
  2. Ann Marie

    Ann Marie be happy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    DvrSkip's profile states that he's occupation is a Psychology Professor. The survey is real.

    To protect your privacy I would, as DvrSkip suggests and to "Just lie about mother's maiden name and your birthdate! Make up something you can remember so if you do both surveys, I can tell. Thanks"
  3. LavaSurfer

    LavaSurfer Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland / Kona / Roatan
    Fair enough - These days ya have to be careful
    DvrSkp, please accept my appologies. I will complete your surveys

  4. JoyfulNoise

    JoyfulNoise Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
    Hope the information helps.
  5. Darnold9999

    Darnold9999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Victoria BC Canada
    As I read it the second survey has nothing to do with solo diving, but is only relevant if you are a cave diver.
  6. DvrSkip

    DvrSkip Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Murfreesboro, TN
    The surveys are for all divers, but the second on gear is "geared" toward cave divers (pun intended)! Configuration of gear is the idea and that rarely comes up in non-tech diving, but more recently open water divers have a lot of options, including backplates/harness, pony bottles, spare air, safety sausages, whistles, mirrors, short fins, split fins, etc., so any and all information will only help.

    LavaSurfer, apology accepted, although I guess the mods removed your post cause I didn't see it! Anyway, yes the surveys are real and I will post the results here sometime in september - I must wait for school to start and get my undergrad research assistants to code the data in spreadsheets and run the stats! you know how us profs hate to do our own work!

    By the way, I'm not just a college prof, but a scuba diver too! I've been doing personality surveys comparing scuba divers to nondivers for the past 10 or 12 years and posted here last year or so about some personality surveys that many of you filled out. I bet you are still waiting for a post about that! It's coming. I just got so many that it's taking me forever to get it all re-organized and analyzed. Although to be honest, I've been a bit lazy about it too. I am not, that's not, in a publish or perish, university, just a small town southern college where we all are pretty laid back.

  7. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

    Yes, Skip, I've been wondering what was going on with the data from those long surveys :) But having been in academia, I also understand it takes time to analyze and publish results. Still, I'm hoping that when you have it all together, you'll post something to let us know what we helped you accomplish!
  8. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Silicon Valley, CA / New Bedford, MA / Kihei, Maui
    I wonder about the reliability of data from a study where the instructions start with "Just lie about mother's maiden name and your birthdate!" :D
  9. cave_diver

    cave_diver Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Scary stuff if you don’t know what’s going on with the data! Is this the IRS looking for undeclared scuba tanks or a Swiss bank lock-box hidden deep in a cave?

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