The many uses of surveys
12/22/08 / David Kennedy
We’ve blogged before about the many uses of research (it’s sort of like the many uses of duct tape), but this one is new to even us. Apparently surveys can even be used to catch criminals. No, not by complex analyses, but by tricking them into thinking they’ll receive $500 for participating in the research.
Promising those kinds of incentives can’t be good for the survey industry. Although, if criminals get wind of the method, we may be less likely to end up with criminals in our studies…