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15.301 Survey Results Should Be Public

15.301 Survey Results Should Be Public

Every year after a few weeks, my mailbox starts to get swamped with Managerial Psychology Laboratory [15.301] forms. These surveys were interesting the first year but disillusion quickly sets in.

Last year, being very tired of them, I actually answered them randomly (I own a fine collection of dice), and asked the following question: Why are the results of these surveys never made public?

I believe that people would participate much more if they knew that they would have access to the results eventually. It would then be possible for students to produce work that is more than a class project but is actually of interest to the whole community.

Patrick M. Piccione '