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Post by Cyber Ratty » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:45 pm

I'm posting this on behalf of a friend...

Hi,

I am conducting an MSc research project looking at the way companion rats are cared for in the UK and am appealing for willing rat owners to participate in an online survey (all answers will be completely confidential).

If you are able to help please go to http://www.psychology.soton.ac.uk/isurvey/259 where you will find the questionnaire.

If you have any queries regarding this study please direct them to either the researcher at dse105@soton.ac.uk or the research supervisor at amcb@soton.ac.uk

Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated.
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Post by Rhi01 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:09 pm

Done.
But some of the questions are repeated. Was this deliberate?
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Post by BasilTheRat » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:26 pm

Just done it. Would be interested to see the results when they are done!
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Post by acapae_wolf » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:58 pm

Have done, but to note
Fresh vegetables/ fruit (raw, cooked, dried or frozen)

if they're dried, then they're not fresh :lol:
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Post by spoiled_rat » Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:52 pm

Question 22 is Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

If you use a litter tray in your rat cage/s, please select the litter you use from the following list. (Please tick all that apply)

Sawdust
Wood shavings
Hemp based bedding e.g. Aubiose/Hemcore
Paper based bedding
Cardboard pieces e.g. BedXcel/Ecobed
Megazord

CLASSIC!
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Post by NewRat » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:25 pm

Done, will be very interested to see the results.
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Post by Amez&Missy_Moo » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:17 pm

Done.
Although Yorkshire & Humbar? Its Humberside :P
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Post by yoshimi » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:48 am

Amez&Missy_Moo wrote:Done.
Although Yorkshire & Humbar? Its Humberside :P


Humberside doesn't really exist anymore (it was turned into north lincolnshire and south yorkshire a long time ago) but yorkshire & the humber is still classed as a region :)
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Post by Amez&Missy_Moo » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:40 pm

Yeah.. Majority of people just put East Yorkshire now anyway lol :lol:
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Post by Louisap » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:24 am

Just to let anybody who try's to fill out the questionnaireat the moment!! the website is down and should hopefully be back up soon!!! I contacted the researcher as I was having no luck!!

I don't know if the survey can go any where else on the forum, as I didn't know it was here, it was only because I got an email at work about it (I work at Liverpool Uni in vet sciences), and I did a search on here before i posted it again that I found it!!

I don't know just a thought?
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Post by Cyber Ratty » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:42 am

This forum was created precisely for this sort of thing. :wink: There is also a thread in rat related chitchat, here.
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Post by Louisap » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:52 pm

Just to let you know the site is backl up and working again now!
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Post by izimcflizz » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:46 pm

Its a good survey, cant wait to see the results
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Post by debratical » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:04 am

Hi

I just wanted to let everyone know that this survey has now been taken offline as I need to start analysing the data.

I want to extend a massive thank you to everyone that was kind enough to take the time filling it out, I'm so grateful :D . The majority of respondants were from this forum so I literally couldn't have done it without you! I knew advertising on here would be helpful but I hadn't expected to get as many participants as I did in the short time it was online which just reinforces to me what an amazing and helpful community this is. I also want to thank you for the constructive criticism which allowed me to correct mistakes before too many people saw them :oops: (it doesn't seem to matter how many times you check your own work - you still just see what it's meant to say and not what it actually says, and some embarassing mistakes weren't picked up during testing!). I hope it wasn't too difficult to fill out - unfortunately I was working within the limits of the survey making software which meant parts of it weren't quite how I wanted but never mind.

Anyway thanks again, and those of you that requested a summary of the results will receive them sometime next year (I propably have to wait until it's been marked and returned by the exam board).

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Post by acapae_wolf » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:39 am

oooooh, i didn't know it was you who's it was debs! :D
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