I am passing this request along to any of our members who might be interested in helping out this study.
British Columbia Geocaching Association Feedback
Sender Name: Jean Roy
Sender Email: j.roy @ live.ca
I am a geocacher in Quebec, but also a student at the University of Athabasca. For my final course in Social Sciences I have decide to do a survey on Geocachers to define the participants by age groups, education and occupations. To get a better idea of the social aspect of the sport, the members will be asked if they geocahe alone, with a partner, in groups, or if they belong to groups, or get the help of others to solve the puzzles associated with some geocaches. The third aspect of the study is what motivates the geocachers to keep going in their search for more geocaches. Is it the simple fact of finding more caches, is it the experience of going outdoors, or finding new areas that they normally would not have gone to. Is it the social aspect of doing a sport in a group? I am presently developing the questionnaires. Would it be possible to e-mail the questionnaire to you members once it is ready?
The following survey is produced to obtain information on the demographics of geocachers in Canada, information on the social aspect of geocaching, and the motivation of the geocachers. The data obtained in this survey will be kept anonymous. If any data is included in the responses that can identify the respondent, the information will be destroyed and the data will not be used in the survey.
Here is the link to the survey www.surveymonkey.com/s/N5NNZKB