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    Research

    I really need your help.
    Iím conducting research right now for my course paper. I need as many people as possible to fill in the questionnaire (especially English native speakers). Thank you in advance.

    1) Name
    2) Occupation
    3) Country

    4) Native language
    5) Other languages
    6) Write the first associations you have with these words
    1-must
    2-have to
    3-ought to
    4-be forced to
    5-be compelled to
    6-be obliged to
    7-be bound to
    8-be supposed to
    9-be expected to
    10-need
    11-should
    12-be to
    13-be required to



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    Re: Research

    "Write the first associations you have with these words".

    What does this mean? Can you give us a few examples?

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    Re: Research

    Quote Originally Posted by zeyarag View Post
    "Write the first associations you have with these words".

    What does this mean? Can you give us a few examples?
    It means the first thing you think of.
    1-must eat
    2-have to work
    3-ought to work
    4-be forced to work

    I think it's a badly designed questionnaire. Once you think of "work" (or some other word), it's too easy to think of "work" for most of the rest because the questions are so similar and the association with "work" is at the forefront of your mind. A good questionnaire
    would separate the research questions with dummy questions that make the subject's mind readjust between sentences.



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