selfsurvey.org is an initiative by researchers from Copenhagen Business School, Humboldt University of Berlin, and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.
This initiative is motivated by the idea of engaged scholarship.* Over the past years the amount of social science studies and suveys has increased. Unfortunately, many of the results of these studies do not find their way back the participants or simply 'end up in a drawer.' The goal of selfsurvey.org is to make the insights from academic studies directly tangible and usable to their participants.How it works:
- Participants fill a questionnaire of a study they are interested in
- After completion of the questionnaire the participants directly obtain an evaluation of their data based on the underlying reserach model together with a scientifically-grounded, automated interpretation of their data.
- Once a sufficient number of participants have provided their input, these evaluations are updated and participants receive a notification. This way, researchers benefit from getting relevant data and participants from receiving timely and tangible results!
selfsurvey.org is currently in the phase of a beta test and provides a first self-assessment survey online. For questions and feedback please use the feedback button after completion of the survey or write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Boyer (1996) The scholarship of engagement, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Link)