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Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Computer forensics discussion. Please ensure that your post is not better suited to one of the forums below (if it is, please post it there instead!)
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Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:11 am

Hi

Do we have any professional computer forensic investigators here?

If so, I please need your help. I am a masters student undergoing my dissertation. As part of my primary research I have created a questionnaire that I am having trouble getting "professional computer forensic investigators" like yourselfs to answer it.

Below is my questionnaire, I would really appreciate if I can get a response towards this, supported with your name and email address . I thank you for your help towards my dissertation.

1a. In your field of computer forensics do you follow an evidence collection guideline?
Yes No

b) Do you follow more than one evidence collection guidelines/model?
Yes No

2. In your field of computer forensics which evidence collection guidelines do you follow?

3. What good points/advantages do you see with the the evidence collection guidelines that you follow?

4. What bad points/disadvantages do you see with the evidence collection guidelines that you follow?

5a). How satisfied are you with the evidence collection guidelines that you follow?

Very Satisfied Satisfied Neither satisfied or unsatisfied Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfied

b) Please explain your answer

6a). Have you or your company ever faced evidence to be inadmissible due to following incorrect or inaccurate evidence collection guideline/model?

Yes No

b) If yes, please describle what lead evidence to be inadmissible?

7a. Do you believe there is a need for universal evidence collection guideline/model?

Yes (please go to question eight) No (Please go to question 9)

b) Please explain your answer

8. What recommendations/changes would you like to see within an evidence collection guideline/model?

9. What are the steps in the evidence collection guideline/model that you follow? (Please detail each step from beginning to end)  

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Re: Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:33 am

You're probably better off hosting a questionnaire somewhere and then directing people to it (you might want to double check that it's OK to do that before posting to whatever forum you want to target). I'm also guessing you're asking for a bit too much detail in a few questions which is likely to impact negatively on the number of responses. Give people a reason to respond, too - are you going to make the results available, for example?

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Re: Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:47 am

...Also, since this involves research using human subjects, you will want to have some information (wherever you decide to collect your data) regarding protection of your subjects. Usually in research such as this there is a IRB approval/referral supplied to subjects at the outset. Can't speak for how it is done in the UK, but I suggest that you speak with someone at your research institution before you use human subjects without providing some protection...at the very least there are concerns of confidentiality.  

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Re: Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:27 pm

Hi!

I would say your questionnaires are well designed, however you might need to redesigned some of them to make it a Yes and No answer to stand a better chance of people responding.

Joel.  

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Re: Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:31 am

Thank you JoelTharas I see your point but I cant have all questions just based on yes or no , i do need a little but more detail than that.

Mjantal I understand your point, I think I should point out that this is for research only and that not any of the details will be passed on to 3rd parties or incorectly used by myself. But then in that sense how can I make this private , I have tried to contact many forensic officials and professional but there is no help from anyone.  

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Re: Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:09 pm

Just to echo what has already been said, if the questionnaire was hosted onine and if some of the questions were multiple choice (not necessarily yes/no) you would get a better uptake.

I also see the name, email address thing as something that will put people off, why can the survey not be anonymous ? I for see a number of people not wanting to or not being able to disclose this to you.  

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Re: Computer Forensics Questionnaire

Post Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:43 am

Do we have any professional computer forensic investigators here?

Of course NOT, this Forum is actually "second hand": the CAEL - Croydon Association of Elderly Ladies (a quite closed club of people interested in tea making and advanced hot water bootle techniques) had only a small amount of money and their ISP proposed to buy the www.forensic.com domain for a one year weekly supply of (home made) pudding and scones.

Also, it may be better worded/explained, just as an example these make little sense to me
1a. In your field of computer forensics do you follow an evidence collection guideline?
Yes No

b) Do you follow more than one evidence collection guidelines/model?
Yes No

2. In your field of computer forensics which evidence collection guidelines do you follow?


like:
1a. In your field of computer forensics do you follow an evidence collection guideline?
Yes No
If you answered No, you are probably a clown disguising himself as Forensic Expert, thank you very much for your time, but you need not answer ANY further question.

or:
1a. In your field of computer forensics do you follow an evidence collection guideline?
No

b) Do you follow more than one evidence collection guidelines/model?
No
Look, bro, I already told you I don't use ANY, and now you ask me if I use more than one?

2. In your field of computer forensics which evidence collection guidelines do you follow?
Are you dumb or what? Shocked I just told you that I DO NOT use ANY evidence guideline!


Very Happy

Seriously, you know what I mean, if you are still at the UNI, you may be able to find a fellow student of "statistics" or "social sciences" that could help you in making a "better" questionnaire and add some "reasons why".

Part of the success of such a "narrowly targeted" questionnaire, as you may have find out by now:
As part of my primary research I have created a questionnaire that I am having trouble getting "professional computer forensic investigators" like yourselfs to answer it.

is giving to it some motivational facts, like illustrating the scope of your research, what is (simplified) the theory behind, etc., etc.

Do ut des:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quid_pro_quo

Also, the idea of asking for personal data - besides being IMHO a great obstacle for many people in this field (me included though I don't belong to it) is normally avoided in polls of ANY kind as it exposes the actual results (or actually the conclusions that you draw off the RAW data) to be accused of being biased, one way or the other.

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