The most recent email said:
If you have already completed the survey, we thank you for your kind participation and ask you to disregard the email. In case you have not yet filled in the survey, please begin doing so by clicking the link at the end of this email. In order increase the participation rate, following this last reminder, we will initiate telephone interviews starting January 16th. 2013.I meant to get around to it, but the first two weeks of the semester have been crazy. So imagine my surprise when Thursday I got a phone call from a Danish research assistant asking me to do the survey over the phone. (I was just leaving to pick up my mom, so I wasn’t able to complete the survey).
My surprise was even greater when I did the math and realized 6 p.m. PST is 3 a.m. CET. I always thought of Scandinavia as a worker’s paradise, but I guess they abuse their grad students and other research assistants in ways that would be unimaginable in Germany (or even a unionized U.S. public university). Suitably chastened, I agreed to fill out my survey in a Monday telephone interview. I hope everyone else does their survey, so that Lars, Oliver Alexy and Anne ter Wal will have something to report in six months.
Update Monday 10:30am: I did my interview this morning with Oana Marilena Vuculescu, who said they would very much appreciate it if others would also answer their emails and phone calls to complete the survey.