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Any one participated in groups like this

Postby whitehorseq » Sun, 22 Apr 2012 9:28 pm

Today I came across the following in my email. I was curious but interested :). Any one participated in similar forum




Hello

I am recruiting for a Market research company. We are recruiting users for focus group study. i.e a group of 8 people will be invited and requested to provide feedback on using a mobile application. Each of you will given either one iPhone or Android phone for 15 minutes and you need to use the application to perform a small tasks like sending email from mobile phone or attaching photo on the phone etc. After 15 minutes you need to share your experience i.e what is good and what is easy to do, What colour you like, what icon/graphics creating confusion etc.

I have uploaded picture (example) of typical focus group session linked removed

Total time required is 45 minutes to 60 minutes. Reward will be $100 if you are called for focus group study.

If you are interested please join any one of the group below. (First please check the details in Yahoo Group). Note that this is not spam forum. At the maximum we conduct monthly once survey. So typically you may expect only one email in a month.

If you use Yahoo email ID for your regular communication then click the below yahoo group and click Join the group

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If you use Gmail for your regular communication Click the below link to Google group and apply for Membership

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Request: If you have any friends please forward this email. Appreciate.


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Postby JR8 » Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:14 pm

I've done market research sessions in the UK and they definitely don't pay as much as that. They also don't solicit via anonymous e-mails. And those ridiculous pictures above are simply pulled off the web.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:00 pm

First post since 2006? Sounds suspicious to me. Moreover, Google recently released a style guide for Android for an optimal user experience so having a focus group would be overkill.

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Postby nutnut » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 8:01 am

I've done market research in SG and I was paid $100 for an hour's "work" it was with Philips through some Market research company looking for Ang Moh's... It was worth the hour IMO, quite enjoyed it!

PM me the company if they are looking for others ;)
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Postby catherineteosg » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 8:12 am

I have participated similar market research (Holiday inn loyalty program website user experience review). I got S$150.

It is worth :)

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 8:49 am

I'd much rather do market research on the latest trends in pornography...

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Postby whitehorseq » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 3:24 pm

nakatago wrote:First post since 2006? Sounds suspicious to me. Moreover, Google recently released a style guide for Android for an optimal user experience so having a focus group would be overkill.

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Hi Nakatago

It is not fake. I have registered this account in 2006 during my short visit to Singapore to evaluate my transfer. Unfortunately I was assigned to work in Germany. So I did not use this account.

Now I am back to Singapore (last week) coincidentally I received the email so I shared. for the benefit of others :D

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 4:18 pm

whitehorseq wrote:Hi Nakatago

It is not fake. I have registered this account in 2006 during my short visit to Singapore to evaluate my transfer. Unfortunately I was assigned to work in Germany. So I did not use this account.

Now I am back to Singapore (last week) coincidentally I received the email so I shared. for the benefit of others :D


Unfortunate. But if you had spent any time on the forum you'd have known that people who reproduce in full what looks like a spam message, especially amongst their first few posts - even if they purport to only wish to discuss it - do tend to come under the Mods very close attention.

p.s. Originally you said you're curious but interested in participating in the surveys. Now you say you're leaving SG this week and posted it for the interest of others. Confused!


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