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Community Archaeology Survey
#1
A student from Aberdeen asked me to help distribute their survey on Community Archaeology. If you have a spare minute can you help them out and fill out the survey.

Cheers

Doug

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=4...20wn324758
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#2
I thought about filling it in but its a bit of a mess and I couldn't understand who qualified as a professional archaeologist

if they are going to make up the answers that they want did you point them in this direction

http://www.bajrfed.co.uk/showthread.php?...-in-the-UK
Reason: your past is my past
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#3
It seems to be aimed at both the volunteers and professional archaeologists, would be better to maybe have two separate surveys.
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#4
Gilraen Wrote:It seems to be aimed at both the volunteers and professional archaeologists, would be better to maybe have two separate surveys.
agreed - some of the questions need work
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#5
I did manage to do it. I just took the last project I had done. and answered the best I could under the questions asked.

Perhaps we should start offering a service. ... survey questions - r - us
Survey questions checked and altered for a donation to charity Wink
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#6
What's a community archaeological project/ community-based archaeological dig?

I've worked alongside volunteers and/or students who paid to work on a dig. But I wouldn't describe any as community-based.

Am I missing something, or is it just a form of dig that I have yet to experience?
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#7
Jack Wrote:What's a community archaeological project/ community-based archaeological dig?

The three I've been involved with, two were initiated by societies, one by (I think), or at least in conjunction with, a county council archaeology service. All were funded by HLF grants. All were also with the guidance of their respective county council archaeology services. They are, as the name suggests, aimed at answering questions specific to a particular geographic community. All were free to attend. Welcome Jack to the School of Tool... Wink
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Tool Wrote:The three I've been involved with, two were initiated by societies, one by (I think), or at least in conjunction with, a county council archaeology service. All were funded by HLF grants. All were also with the guidance of their respective county council archaeology services. They are, as the name suggests, aimed at answering questions specific to a particular geographic community. All were free to attend. Welcome Jack to the School of Tool... Wink

Grin.
So is the survey just aimed at these types of digs then? And not other situations where people are volunteering?

I was left unclear by the opening statement...

"This is a survey on community archaeology projects in the UK. It is designed to assess how effectively professional archaeologists work alongside volunteers from the community on archaeological projects. The survey also aims to generate demographic information about the people who are working as volunteers on archaeological projects....."
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#9
I would just add what I said on Britarch- it is done by an undergradaute. It is probably the first survey they have made and it will be rough around the edges.

Probably should have said that when I posted the link.
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#10
Doug Wrote:I would just add what I said on Britarch- it is done by an undergradaute. It is probably the first survey they have made and it will be rough around the edges.

Probably should have said that when I posted the link.
If nowt else they'll learn just how difficult it is to ask the right questions without ambiguity, without introducing bias, without annoying the respondents, but still managing to gain the data wanted. The person posing the questions knows what they mean, but what is meant and what the words actually say are often two different things. I'll confess that the moment I have to try and guess what a survey is really asking me I give up.
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