Saturday, September 16, 2006

Questionable values

I just came back from a 6-hour meeting with my group for one of my term papers. The five of us are working on a project about controversial ads in Singapore and today we met to collate the data of the survey we had conducted.

We sat at Hans near the national library, armed with a laptop and our 111 completed survey forms. Each of my groupmates was calling the values out for each question from their stack of survey forms. I was keying in the values and generating the graphs for our presentation next week. The problem was - we had too many questions. Questions on ethics, values, creativity, censorship and what not. It was an exhausting process to go through question after question and key in the values.

At first, I would say each question out loud, and each one of them would give me the values (values as in the number of people who 'strongly agreed', 'agreed', 'disagreed', etc. to each statement). After abour four hours, exhaustion kicked in, and I started shortening the questions to mere phrases, and finally, to just the keywords such as 'ethical', 'creative', 'moral', etc. Some of the survey questions had blanks for answers so if I got no response, I'd ask to confirm that there were no values for that field.

It was in the middle of this that one of my groupmates T, exclaimed a loud "Excuse me?!"

I looked up from my excel spreadsheet.

She was giving me a very indignant look. I was really puzzled.

And that's when I realised what I had just asked her.

"T, you don't have any moral values, do you?"


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

and didnt she reply, 'even dont have any of that."??

your whole group was immoral.

come to me. main morality kilo ke bhav se bechta hun. :)

chaliye bye!


Anonymous said...

Silver! :D

Anonymous said...

Waise soch raha hoon ki aur kya comment maru is par... Nothing is the coming to the mind.. :P

Filhaal silver se hi man santusht karoonga... aur haan, uski toh tune durgati kar daali... bhai!

qsg said...

No moral values...!!!! hehehe too funny, Sash - did she ever forgive you? ;)

The Smiling Girl said...

Hehehe.. soooo funny... :D:D:D

Garam Bheja Fry said...

:)) funny...

HaRi pRaSaD said...


Anonymous said...

I would have said nope.. Gave mine to you :)

Anonymous said...

Haha! :D
Must have been hilarious.

A very similar thing happened with us last week. These bloody submissions can drive you crazy. :|

My research papers are on Consumer Behaviour :|

ALl the besht for the presentation! :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Uh... why couldn't you create a database and link all those answers together? You could've avoided the moral dilemmas :)

Mohan Kodali said...


Sayesha said...

Nice ishtyle! ;)

//come to me. main morality kilo ke bhav se bechta hun. :)

Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Sure sure! :D

When the thing the come to the minds, then you comes back to do the comments? :D

Hahahaha! I think she was just showing me mock-anger... of course she knew what I meant :P

#Smiling Girl,



:O :O :O

//These bloody submissions can drive you crazy. :|

I swear man... I'm so sick of these endless meetings... :(

//ALl the besht for the presentation! :)

Thanks, dear! Good luck for your submissions too :)

Areee... the survey forms were in hard copy... collation had to be done manually. We wanted to do an online survey but we couldn't find any that would accept embedded images, so we decided to just use a hard copy survey form.

I'm beginning to think you have a 'lolz' key on your keyboard. That's like the fifth time I've seen that from you on my comment space :P

Iday said...

I'm more interested in knowing what happened next!
Did ya girls break any chair, table or human bones?!?!
ROFL :))

I agree - submissions are BAD.
But meetings are fun.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, tongue-of-slip ho gaya :)

HaRi pRaSaD said...

Hey Sayesha...

Vikram Kulkarni is no more into blogging? It is sad to see his blog, which was once a fun place with lot of activities, lie in ruins with moss growing thick and fast all over, in the form of spam comments :((

It was thro' his blog that I came to know of a band called Pink Floyd. These days I have fallen for "The Wall". The emotion it stirs up in me is something unique and I am not able to say this to him. When he wrote all those series on Pink Floyd I din't read them and now when I want to, they aren't there :((

If you get in get in touch with him...

Just say my thanks to him...

Sayesha said...

Hahaha! Much to your disappointment, no there was no cat fight :P


Hey... Viks deleted his old blog by mistake so I reckon he lost all his old posts :(

He doesn't really blog anymore, but I have conveyed your message to him :)

HaRi pRaSaD said...

:) That was superfast! Thanks!!

dearbharat said...

The better way to enter such survey data is to train ur fingers on numeric keypad so that u dont have to look at keypad while typing response. And keep the datasheets besides you so u can see the data sheets and dont have to look at keyboard. Once u learn typing u dont look at keyboard u only focus on the matter to be typed. I have done this many times and have succeeded with zero error data entries.
So no more dilemmas :D

shekhar said...

Ha ha..jhakaas !! Bhai log hi itna bindaas hoke kisi ko aisa sawaal pooch sakte hain ?? Btw, has T been into a lot of Gandhi-giri or what ??

Mohan Kodali said...

hehe.. ok timebeing I avoided the sixth time. :d

The Inquisitive Akka said...

So did you and your immoral group mates finally manage to finish the assignment?? :D

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Mysorean said...

LOL! Sayesha you seem to come up with unique situations! :)

Sayesha said...

No problems. He may get in touch with you himself :)

Can't do that man... 111 survey forms! :O :O :O

Hahahaha! Naah, she's not into Gandhi-giri but luckily she didn't get violent on me :P

Hehehe... shabash! :)

Hahahahaha! Hey, don't insult me and my immoral group mates! :P

I don't come up with the situations man... I just end up in them :)

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