Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nigel? Are you out there?

I was doing an epilepsy survey last night and suddenly realized that

(drumroll)

This survey goes up to 11!!!



22 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha ha! Don't hear/read many Spinal Tap references anymore. I'm getting old.

Anonymous said...

Not as atypical as you think, the trend in survey designs now (at least as related to biomedical studies), is to use an odd number of responses so there is a choice that is smack dab in the middle. Though 5 and 7 are most commonly seen.

-Wu

Anonymous said...

It makes perfect sense to have a choice exactly in the middle for the neither/nor answers - less stress and waste of time to decide whether you should mark 5 or 6 out of 10!

Sara J mcBride said...

Thanks for making me snort coffee out of my nose this morning.

What I tell my doctor applies to you, also... "You can never retire"!

Dr.M said...

What the hell? Who was tripping when they wrote that survey?

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

You should live in the UK - the volume on the BBC iPlayer (listen/watch again) goes up to 11. One louder!

Mark p.s.2 said...

Number 1 "performs extremely poorly" on the chart in comparison to number 5 "No effect" makes it seem like an anti-medicine making the patient worse.

Jono said...

Even my Marshall amp only goes up to 10.

Anonymous said...

It's like, how much more "performs extremely well" could this be? And the answer is none- none more "performs extremely well."

Ivan Ilyich said...

That's prime!

Jenn said...

*like*

Anonymous said...

I think the arrangement of the Meds is interesting.

Anonymous said...

How.....creative. Almost......artisan.

WarmSocks said...

@Ivan - awesome!

Anonymous said...

"To test your olfactory response, we're going to use this special glove..."

cliffintokyo said...

For people who just LOVE to split hairs!

Old MD Girl said...

Technically a 0-10 scale has 11 pts also...

Kat's Kats said...

Oooooh I like that Licard (sp?) scale much better!! And how loverly so see all of my favorite meds in a row! ::snicker:: Sorry, I've been having a fibro flare this week. But actually having an 11 point scale set out like this is more likely to make responders make their choices... ack! brain fart!... more thoughtfully which will result in a more (argh! not again!) statistically (word) study.

Sometimes I hate my brain.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Lamictal is a 9 in my book. Performs well but not extremely well.

...kind of envious of that "11."

Shrtstormtrooper said...

I think "0" should have been replaced with Shit Sandwich.

Anonymous said...

surgeons and cardiologist now have "12" on their ratings....

 
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