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Question Re: Project Manager Survey Participants
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Hi All,
I’m a doctoral student about to start a research project that will require me to survey project managers on a number of topics. I plan to use SurveyMonkey or Qualtrics as my survey instrument. I’m thinking of soliciting survey participants via an open participation request on social media outlets like LinkedIn, etc. Is it appropriate to post a research survey link here to poll this group/community? If not, can any of you recommend other options to survey a large number in our profession? Downloading a mass of email addresses from PMI probably isn't an option. I look forward to your input.

Thanks!

Marvin H. Fontaine, Jr., MPM, CSM, ITILv3, PMP
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Marvin -

Posting a survey link here and other online communities such as LinkedIn is the way to go. If you want a large sample size for statistical relevance, it will usually be difficult to get that by posting in a single channel. You may also want to consider requesting a few PMI chapters to send the link to their members in one of their regular e-mails.

To increase the odds of response, make sure you indicate what the purpose of the study is or what hypotheses you are attempting to prove and you might offer to provide the participants with a copy of the results if they provide their e-mail address while completing the survey.

Kiron
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1 reply by Marvin Fontaine
Feb 11, 2019 6:19 PM
Marvin Fontaine
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Excellent! Thank you for your input, Kiron. Much appreciated!
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Feb 11, 2019 4:09 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Marvin -

Posting a survey link here and other online communities such as LinkedIn is the way to go. If you want a large sample size for statistical relevance, it will usually be difficult to get that by posting in a single channel. You may also want to consider requesting a few PMI chapters to send the link to their members in one of their regular e-mails.

To increase the odds of response, make sure you indicate what the purpose of the study is or what hypotheses you are attempting to prove and you might offer to provide the participants with a copy of the results if they provide their e-mail address while completing the survey.

Kiron
Excellent! Thank you for your input, Kiron. Much appreciated!
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I think its a good idea. It will be great to know about your research topic
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Marvin, nice initiative i would be interested to learn more
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Marvin - Another option would be to reach out to various PMI chapters & give them a brief of your survey / study synopsis. They can connect you with their chapter members.
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very good
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good one
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Yeah, why not? give it a chance

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