We’re a team of researchers at University Grenoble Alpes and Aix-Marseille University, France. We’re working on a research project that focuses on the relationships between runners and the various connected devices and/or smartphone apps they may use (or not) nowadays. We would really appreciate your filling in the questionnaire we have designed for that purpose.
The quality of this kind of research is directly associated to the number of valid questionnaires we will have at our disposal so we really need your help. It is not mandatory to use a connected device of any kind to be eligible for answering. You just need to run, even very occasionally, and be 18 or older. If some of your friends, relatives or acquaintances run but do not interact on this forum, please share this message with them.
Here is the link to access the survey: https://educ.sphinxonline.net/v4/s/fh7od4
It’s a scientific research project with complete anonymity for the respondents and no commercial consequence of any kind for them. Our data will not be given, let alone sold, to anyone. Results will be averaged and presented in scientific conferences only.
Prof. Jean-Luc Giannelloni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Agnès Helme-Guizon (email@example.com)
Dr. Fanny Magnoni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You should ALWAYS let the respondent skip a question. I did not complete the survey because I could not skip a question. Pleaser bear that in mind next time you design a survey.
do you want U.S. runners, E.U. runners, etc? Since you're posting from Fance, I'm just wondering what sort of geographic response you're seeking. Also, how long do you anticipate the survey taking to fill out?
Folks might get bored at their inlaws over the holidays - but need to know how much time this will take :)
This was an interesting survey. It asked me if the phone app told me that I ran for 20 minutes at HR of 165, burnt 143 calories, and that my performance was worse than average how I would feel about this type of feedback. All of the answer options seemed to take it for granted that I would actually believe the scientific accuracy of the feedback, so it left no option for: "I am 100% sure your app is broken". My max HR was 173 13 years ago when I was 31. Even back then holding it at 165 for 20 minutes would have required some serious effort, and I would have covered a bit less than 4 miles, which would have burnt around 400 calories.
Somehow the plain common sense idea that you can evaluate your performance by just timing yourself over a standard distance is not so much common sense anymore. Any kind of digital feedback technology today that wants to compete with the good old time vs distance on a known course + experienced runner intuition method has some serious issues:
- There is no good technology to measure the distance on the fly. GPS is still not accurate enough to measure the distance reliably for an elite runner (though many have succumbed to the hoax).
- To accurately account for the meaning of a certain effort you need to take into account the wind, humidity, temperature, and air quality.