Must Know: Reasons Why Your Survey Account Got Deactivated

If you recently signed in to your survey account only to find that it has been deactivated, it’s safe to assume you’re feeling confused and sad, and maybe even angry. After all, what wrong could you have possibly done? We’ll explain.

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Must Know: Reasons Why Your Survey Account Got Deactivated

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If you recently signed in to your survey account only to find that it has been deactivated, it’s safe to assume you’re feeling confused and sad, and maybe even angry. After all, what wrong could you have possibly done? We’ll explain.

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Why survey panels deactivate accounts

Market researchers who run survey panels need quality data. After all, the purpose of a survey is to shape the future of a brand’s products or services - something that affects numerous consumers. To ensure respondents are not cheating the system, survey companies make use of a few different methods to keep undesirable survey takers out of their samples.

Types of undesirable respondents

1. Speeders: As the name implies, these survey takers speed through the survey. This is a problem for survey companies because the answers provided by such respondents are usually not consistent or honest. Speeders are typically caught using timestamps.

2. Inattentive respondents: These respondents, intentionally or not, consistently don't put much thought into their answers.

3. Fraudulent respondents: These respondents misrepresent themselves by using fake identities or keying in inaccurate information on their profiles.

Why your survey account may have been deactivated

1. You didn’t pay attention to random questions: To make sure respondents are paying attention, surveys sometimes include random questions that have nothing to do with the actual survey. For instance, you may suddenly come across a question like, “Is the cactus a type of plant or animal?” or something a little less obvious. If you answer these questions wrong, the survey company will take it as a sign that you are not paying attention to the survey questions.

2. Your timestamps look funny: If you complete a survey that should take 20 minutes in, say, 5 minutes, you may be considered a speeder, which could result in you losing your account.

3. You’re providing logically inconsistent answers: If you don’t provide logically consistent answers, the survey company will likely assume you’re not being honest.

4. You’re not offering enough variation in your responses: This is especially evident in multiple-choice questions. Keep in mind that researchers often cross-reference your data with that of other respondents’.

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