New fieldwork for DARE

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Wed May 22 03:53:21 UTC 2013

On 05/21/2013 05:21 PM, Joan H. Hall wrote:
> DARE has received a grant from NEH to do a pilot study in Wisconsin to
> test a new Questionnaire and a new methodology for a second round of
> nationwide fieldwork.
> This time we won't be using Word Wagons--instead, the survey will be
> conducted online. We are working with the University of Wisconsin Survey
> Center to develop the method, and we will include a recorded telephone
> interview to collect phonological data for comparison with the original
> DARE recordings.
> We plan to omit questions for practices that are now obsolete (farming
> with oxen, kinds of sleigh, etc) and add questions that reflect changes
> in our society over the last 50 years.

Which leads me to wonder what DARE's questions will be 50 years from now.

Dan Goodman
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