What a busy week in my little research world! I'm making progress with my literature review (finally!) and I worked a wee bit on the manuscript that I hope to get published. Over at MInT, I've been busy listening to 250+ audio files, identifying the interviewer, and plugging the interviewer code into an Excel file.
We've officially received a smidge over 900 surveys from our "Lifestyle, Eating Habits and Your Wellbeing" study. This means that I've written down the ID number from every survey received and plugged the return date into an Excel file. This is what my high-tech tracking system looks like (I highlight the ID numbers as soon as I enter them):
A number of the participants in our survey have shown us their humorous side. One woman noted that her next address change will be the cemetery, another said she's not leaving "Quake-y Town" (Christchurch) anytime soon, and another had this funny comment:
We attached a complimentary tea bag to each survey and suggested that they make themselves a cup of tea halfway through completing the survey. This woman's comment "and a tim tam"is funny because it's a type of chocolate cookie.
Periodically, we get a thoughtful comment like this:
I love that women take a moment to tell us they appreciate our work. Ladies, the feeling is mutual!