I'm late to the party but this is a great post. In particular, I think this is really important:
Follow up with the person: Let them know what you changed because of their advice.
I meet with quite a few people to ask for career advice and always try to email them afterward to:
The intention is that this:
Hi Ajeya, that's a wonderful idea - I have a couple of questions below that are more about how you find working as a Senior Research Analyst and in this area:
What do you love about your role / work?
What do you dislike about your role / work?
What’s blocking you from having the impact you’d like to have?
What is the most important thing you did to get to where you are? (e.g., network, trying out lots of jobs / internships, continuity at one job, a particular a course etc.)
Thanks also for the feedback Jamie. We should be posting a summary of the results on the forum, though if you participated and wanted to ensure that you get that when it becomes available just send me through an email (address in original post). In response to your comments:
1) This is a good point, and the scales can at times be ambiguous and open to interpretation. You are correct in that the wording was maintained to be consistent with existing scales.
2) Unfortunately due to some constraints/ethics applications we were required to select one charity, and did not have the opportunity to leave this open.
3) The $5 specified for every survey completed does go to AMF. There may be tasks in the survey which involve donations to other charities such as GiveDirectly, where highlighted in the survey.
Thanks for your feedback! We're currently altering those questions.
Great article! Just wondering if this study was published/submitted for publishing?
Bit of a late comment, but in terms of "collect[ing] a variety of metrics to find students most inclined to engage with effective charity in the long-term", is this something that you have progressed with, or created a summary of? And would this be publicly available?