Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let me think about this one...

Okay, gang. I was doing an online marketing survey last night, and got this question:


"The following are two attributes for a new Parkinson's disease product. Please select which one you find MOST desirable, and which you find LEAST desirable:

Attribute A: Efficacy in improving tremor and balance.

Attribute B: Serious side-effect profile."

14 comments:

Julie said...

lol

... i'm guessing that they like obvious questions

StudentDoc said...

Man, I wish my exams had questions like that. School would be a breeze!

The RPh said...

I just KNOW you voted for the side-effect profile, right? Isn't it great when the market survey questions are soo leading a monkey could pick the desired answer? I do them for drug-name research and some of the questions can be like that!! Too funny!!

Christine-Megan said...

This must be the question to test if you're actually reading the questions.

Doris said...

So...what did you pick?

>:p

The Mother said...

I do so hate 'read my mind' questions.

LilMsHppyPillz said...

I guess it depends on the patient.

Jacqueline said...

Dang! That's a tough one!

Anonymous said...

Well now they can spin the data and say that the drug is approved and recommended by neurologists! As one of my pharmacy professors said long time ago: 'If you torture the data enough, it will confess to anything."

Pharmacist in the middle of nowhere.

Kat's Kats said...

::head:desk:: It's ones like these where you pray they will have a comments section!! I swear sometimes I want to kill survey writers.

*only a year in Experimental Psych but...

Anonymous said...

Obvious question is obvious. At least they make filling in the questionnaire faster, which improves the $/hour rate you get from them.

bb said...

It would be fun to question the person designing these questions and examine their thought process -- that is, what are they looking for. Can't imagine how that question would be helpful to them.

A real live question on a DMV test in the state in which I live.

When feeling angry or upset, what should you do?

a. Go for a drive.
b. Have a beer and go for a drive.
c. Don't drive until you are calm.

In my opinion, even if they aced all the questions except for this one, they should be denied a driver's license.
a.

Smocha said...

My mom had Alzheimers and suspected Parkinson’s. Her arms would shake like an earthquake ....unless she was painting her own fingernails or swiping meds from relatives’ bathrooms.

Then., for some reason she was totally able to control the trembling. Go figure.

Margaret/Heather said...

Maybe they're writing them for first-year residents who just got off of a 24-hour call? This is the only thing that I can really thing is what's going on.

 
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