I have to conduct a survey for a university paper, which is not that scientific but more like cloud brainstorming. Therefore my colleague and our tutors decided to advertise the survey (which is a Google Forms file and consists of seven questions) on Facebook.
The tutors simply made a status and shared the link to the Google Forms file. They have well over 2000 friends, but got only about ten answers. Seems plausible if taking into account that the status will only be fresh for about one hour.
My question now is, if my colleague and I should do the same and just be satisfied with around thirty participants OR send out private messages with the link. My concern here is, that it might seem like spam and my profile and therefore I may get disregarded by some pepole.
What advice would you give?