HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Justice & Public Safety » Gun Control & RKBA (Group) » Survey on RKBA and gun co...

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:54 PM

Survey on RKBA and gun control

I'm doing this as a favor for someone doing research. I hope it doesn't break any DU rules...
It takes about 15 minutes, and I found it pretty interesting. Challenging too.
_________________________________________________________________

Here's a comprehensive survey that may be of interest to members of this forum:

[link:https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewYYLFRM9OJF349|

It needs respondents from both gun-rights and gun-control advocates.

18 replies, 3285 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 18 replies Author Time Post
Reply Survey on RKBA and gun control (Original post)
jimmy the one Oct 2017 OP
The Polack MSgt Oct 2017 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Oct 2017 #2
cmhfnd Oct 2017 #14
cmhfnd Oct 2017 #8
SeattleVet Oct 2017 #3
The Polack MSgt Oct 2017 #7
cmhfnd Oct 2017 #9
doc03 Oct 2017 #4
cmhfnd Oct 2017 #13
spin Oct 2017 #16
SQUEE Nov 2017 #18
Kaleva Oct 2017 #5
cmhfnd Oct 2017 #10
Kaleva Oct 2017 #12
SQUEE Nov 2017 #17
petronius Oct 2017 #6
cmhfnd Oct 2017 #11
tortoise1956 Oct 2017 #15

Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 01:05 PM

1. I took this survey last week...

And I had a brief contact with the researcher behind it

It seems legit - above board.

His focus is much more narrow than the broad brush "Gun Good/Gun Bad" who ya got? survey nonsense.

I asked if he was concerned that including liberal gun rights advocates in the RKBA forum might skew his numbers since most 2A advocates are right wingers and he explained it this way:
" I am looking for responses from the more vocal among gun-rights and gun-control advocates, regardless of ideological preference. My research interest is in group membership decision-making.
That is, I am looking for differences between those who do and those who do not join/donate to membership groups like the Brady Campaign or the NRA."

It included a timed knowledge assessment that I found rather fun - I admit to being a puzzle/quiz/trivia kind of guy.

Peace

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 01:14 PM

2. That timed assessment was great -- I'd love to see the results.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 03:37 PM

14. Good to hear

I was nervous about that portion. Very tough to word the questions and set appropriate time lengths.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:17 PM

8. Appreciated

Thanks for the kind words, MSgt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 01:26 PM

3. Just took it...

one major flaw I saw was that there was no delineation of any timeframe for membership in any of the organizations. I am not a current member, but was a member of the NRA for a year or so in the mid-1970's. (There was a huge discount offered at the completion of a mandatory NY State hunters' safety class, along with a few other benefits, and I took advantage of it. Cheaper access to the range for practice and training was a big part - and I more than made up for my membership fees.) Giving a timeframe, and possibly reasons for staying or leaving the organization would probably help to fill in gaps in the information. As it is now, it can be taken that I was very recently a member...and not just a member for a short time when the leadership of the organization was not a purely political right-wing cesspool.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SeattleVet (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 10:12 AM

7. I agree. In the 90s I donated to the 2nd Ammendment Defense Fund...

For a couple years.

Then their literature started getting more and more RWNJ and vaguely racist. So I quit.

Fast forward several years and I joined the Liberal Gun Club, but how can this survey suss out any gaps in memberships and motivations for changing?

I hope that "cmhfnd" is keeping tabs on these discussions, and that he posts a link to his completed dissertation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SeattleVet (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:31 PM

9. Thank you

for your observation SeattleVet. I agree that it is less than ideal. I included a followup question for the concern that you and MSgt raise here. At least I hope it showed up when you took the survey (lol). When discussing the questions with members I know, truncating the survey to a reasonable duration, and developing questions to match my hypotheses, I had to alter the membership question.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 01:27 PM

4. It's a bs survey designed to give a

NRA position. I never finished it was obviouss what they were up to.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to doc03 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:59 PM

13. Interesting

My apologies, if the survey gave that impression to you. It definitely was not my intent to give an NRA bend to the questions. I am focused on distinguishing among members, non-members, and those who've switched groups. Unfortunately, I am not getting many non-member respondents.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cmhfnd (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 07:19 PM

16. I didn't get that impression. ...

Overall I thought the survey was fair although some of the questions needed a few more choices.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to doc03 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 11:28 AM

18. How so.

I am actually surprised by how level the quiz actually was.

I do think it is effective in showing the slant of a persons ideas as well as a way to source their source of knowledge or lack there of..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:00 PM

5. There were two correct answers to the question of reducing gun noise.

Suppressor and silencer were options and either would be correct.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kaleva (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:40 PM

10. Thank you

for your concern, Kaleva. Some of the questions are not testing correct/incorrect knowledge, but rather understandings, or language/term exposure.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cmhfnd (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:51 PM

12. Edited. I just read your other post in this thread.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kaleva (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 3, 2017, 11:25 AM

17. Think he did the same with Mag v Clip as well.

I figured it was used as a way to scale a persons technical knowledge.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 10:05 PM

6. Wait, it didn't even tell me what kind of puppy I am, or which

Game of Thrones character I'd be? Effin' ripoff internet quiz...


Qualtrix has some neat question formats; I'd never seen the sliders or the drag-and-drop. Pretty cool.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to petronius (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 02:51 PM

11. I knew I screwed up somewhere...

Hmmm... Lannister?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 01:41 AM

15. I took it already...

and thought it was well worth the time. I hope the author shares any insights gained from this survey.

Thanks for posting it for him. I didn't even think about that option. Nothing new, that happens all the time nowadays - as Yoda would say about me, "The Old-Timers is strong in this one!"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread