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Participants Wanted - Motorcycling Research Focus Group!

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    Hi All!...

    I've spoken to Lurch about this, and he's okayed it.

    Basically, I'm a Honours student studying Psychology at the UC and naturally enough being a motorcyclist, I wanted to do some research on us.

    I'm investigating some of the factors which I believe influence the safety of motorcyclists. We are interested in finding out what affects rider intentions when it comes to close riding behaviours (i.e. tail-gating, lane splitting and lane filtering).
    And I want your opinions!

    Please read the attached flyer for full details on what's going.

    I'm looking at running two sessions in the morning Sat 28 May, and Sat 4 June at the UC, it'll only take an hour (unless you have lots to say that's on point), and I'll bring snacks.

    E-mail me if you're interested in participating.
    Ask questions here, so everyone can see them.
     

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    My guess is you will be better off asking provocative (read: troll) specific questions over a period of time on various social media pages.

    My reasoning: your limited response so far, motorcyclists tend to talk more about their bikes than themselves - unless they're talking about themselves on bikes and finally, you'd need to provide beer, preferably after a ride, to get them talking in the first place.
     
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    @Fitz make sure you bung this up on FB too
     
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    Depends what type of riders they are too mate, if he brings coffee instead he will get a lot different answers. trololol
     
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    I'd be dead keen but can't make either of those sessions... Perhaps if you had a questionnaire I could fill in in my own time instead?
     
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    He's an honours student! I'm pretty sure that his level of funding will probably stretch to a long-neck of Reschs Pilsener and twenty straws. Best we bring the beers.:very_drunk.png:
     
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    For anyone who is interested, @Fitz is a long-term member of CR and only disappeared for a while to concentrate on his studies.
    I dumped into him on Campus a little while back and he ran this past me. The info is going to a good home (y)
     
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    The focus groups are relatively informal and designed to ensure that the motorcycling community gets a voice into the survey that the main instrument used in this research.

    @Humptey - It's a university study, so provocative, leading, misleading questions wouldn't get through the ethics committee. But if you don't trust them, why don't you come along to the focus group and have a look yourself.

    @Yedi - The focus groups will inform the survey that is the focus of the research question. I'll flick that up here as well when that's ready.
     
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