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School of Business and Economics (NUI, Galway)
School of Business and Economics (NUI, Galway)


At the School of Business and Economics we will carry out an economic impact assessment for the finale Volvo Ocean Race Festival over the course of the 8 days. The data will be collected by using on-street surveys of members of the pubic over the duration of the finale. LDIG are to secure for us 10 iPads which will make the collection and collation much less time consuming. What we need is the people to input the data on those iPads! It is very straightforward and requires only very basic technical competency. The surveys last no longer than 3 - 5 minutes (we are hoping to offer entry into a prize draw for those who participate). We have discussed a number of 600 surveys as our target (we will have sub categories such as age, gender, visitor / local etc). How this breaks down (10 volunteers to get 60 surveys over the 8 days) In terms of incentive for volunteers, beyond the obvious I think this could give them a very valuable insight into the methodology behind these exercises as well as an appreciation of the local economic impacts of such a global event. For this reason I believe it would appeal to students across colleges, most likely business and social sciences. Full Training Provided for All Volunteers - Great for your CV!


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