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Design and Approach of Survey

The main purpose of this survey was to get first hand experience from people who have practised mediation and mindfulness in the past and receive valuable feedback. I will then present this information as a case that this type of wellness should be provided by employers to their staff as a way to manage stress and lower anxiety which may result from their job.

There are seven multiple choice questions and two open-ended questions in this survey. Qualitative and quantitative data was received.

The audience I reached out to were members of a private yoga and meditation group on facebook. They are an online community with an interest in yoga and meditation. The survey took two minutes to complete. All answers were given anonymously. In total, 44 people responded to my survey. All data and results from this survey are included in this research paper.

Lessons I learned from designing this survey: I should test the survey prior to distribution and remove any mistakes. I should also do A/B split testing and optimise the survey to ensure better quality answers.

Below is the list of questions that were asked:

  1. What is your profession?

  2. How old are you?

  3. How long have you practised meditation?

  4. How long do you meditate on a typical day?

  5. How did you start meditating?

  6. Why did you start meditating?

  7. Describe how you feel when you are meditating.

  8. What are some of the changes you’ve noticed since you started meditating?

  9. Would you recommend meditation to others?

By using both qualitative and quantitive questions in this survey, effort was made to apply method triangulation and avoid possible bias.

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