A recent paper on Audience Response Systems and Missingness Trends in JMIR Formative Research identified an issue that educators need to pay attention to when using ARS to discuss sensitive issues in a school setting. As we’ve noted elsewhere in discussing the value of using ARS to facilitate active student engagement, the anonymity of ARS can help shy students overcome their reticence and diffidence. It can give a voice to students who feel uncomfortable sharing the reality of their experiences.
How Can We Address Sensitive Issues? One of the top five accounting firms needed to address the very sensitive issue of compensation and benefits with their newly formed consulting division. They wanted to get the issues on the table and work through them so everyone was happy. Meridia Audience Response was asked to provide the ... Read more
Is our new management system is working throughout the company? An international financial company introduced a new management system throughout their entire company. As they began receiving feedback from the different departments, it became clear that a few problems were developing. However, the nature of the specific problems was unclear. The company then scheduled a ... Read more
What if New Issues or Unexpected Questions Arise During Our Meeting? A State Chamber of Commerce was holding a conference of all their members and community leaders to discuss the present and future plans for the state. They developed an agenda but also wanted to address new issues and concerns that might be discovered during ... Read more
Moment-to-Moment Polling During the Presidential Debate Meridia’s continuous moment-to-moment polling system — called Timeline — was used by ABC News and Good Morning America to track the opinions of 10 undecided, or movable, Pennsylvania voters as they watched the 3rd presidential debate for the November 2004 election between Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic ... Read more