I am currently doing a survey for my college sociology research methods class on participants of National Novel Writing Month. If you could please fill this out and email it to me at email@example.com I would gladly appreciate it. I will not share your answers with anyone but you are free to talk amoungst yourselves about the survey. Thank you for your participation! I will be posting an essay based on this project sometime in early December.
Here's the survey:
1. What genre do you usually write in?
2. What genre are you planning on writing in for the NaNoWriMo Challenge?
3. Have you ever done the NaNoWriMo challenge before?
4. If yes, did you finish the challenge?
5. Have you ever published anything you've written?
6. How often do you usually write?
D. I've never done creative writing before.
7. How did you hear about NaNoWriMo?
A. Word of mouth
B. Internet search engine
C. Link from another website
8. Have you met friends from NaNoWriMo that you talk to on a daily basis?
A. No, not yet.
B. No, it's not a social thing for me.
C. Yes, a couple.
D. Yes, lots!
9. What is the biggest reason for competing in NaNoWriMo? Select all that apply.
A. I want to get something published.
B. It's something I'm doing on a whim.
C. For the group spirit and motivation I receive from fellow writers.
10. Have you ever had writer's block before?
D. No, I've never had writer's block before.
11. In your opinion what is the worst contributor to writer's block?
A. No time
B. No ideas
C. Lacking self confidence in writing skills
D. I don't get writer's block.
12. How often do you read books for your own enjoyment?
13. Where do you do most of your writing?
A. At home
B. Away from the home
14. Do you think you'll finish the NaNoWriMo Challenge?
A. Yes, of course!
B. Yes, I'm pretty confident
C. I'm not sure
D. No, it's hopeless.
15. What is your age?
A. Up to 19 years old
F. 60 and Over
16. What is your gender?
17. Do you work?
A. I work full time.
B. I work part time
C. I am not employed at the moment.
18. If you do work, what is your current occupation?
D. Administrative Support
F. Machine Operator/Assembler
I. Food/Health/Personal Serv
J. Protective Services
K. Private Household Services
19. Do you go to school?
A. I go to school full time (12 - 22 credit hours).
B. I go to school part time (under 12 credit hours).
C. I do not attend school at the current time.
20. Do you have any children at home?
B. Yes, I have one child.
C. Yes, I have two children.
D. Yes, I have three children.
E. Yes, I have more than three children.
21. What is your ethnicity?
B. American Indian
F. Mixed Racial Identity
22. What is your current completed education level?
F. Some college
G. High school diploma/GED
H. 9th-12th grade, no diploma
23. Do you have any comments on this topic or this survey?