Music Comparison Survey

Please do the survey on PC or LAPTOP. On mobile devices your results will not be recorded.

Welcome to our comparative survey.

It consists of 4 parts.

The first one contains general demographic questions. The second one is a 10 question personal inventory.

The third and the fourth parts contain the actual audio recordings which are to be compared by pairs. Each pair consist of two different recordings of the same musical piece. There are 11 pairs of recordings within each part.

The task is to choose which one of the two recordings in the pair you like more. The 11 pieces on parts 3 and 4 are the same but in part 4 we compare the more subtle nuances between the two recordings.

The whole survey may take about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many times one decides to listen to the recordings in question.

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We would recommend you to use headphones for best experiencing the sound examples.

When you are ready to start, just click the "NEXT STEP" button below.

For questions you can write us through our contact form here: CONTACTS

Thank you for your time in advance.

The research team of the Project.

Part 1

My age is: *
My sex is: *
My highest degree of completed education or my academic title: *
I am a professional musician. *
Years of my experience in making music: *
I will be listening to the sound examples in this survey on: *

Part 2

I see myself as: Extraverted, enthusiastic. *
I see myself as: Critical, quarrelsome. *
I see myself as: Dependable, self-disciplined. *
I see myself as: Anxious, easily upset. *
I see myself as: Open to new experiences, complex. *
I see myself as: Reserved, quiet. *
I see myself as: Sympathetic, warm. *
I see myself as: Disorganized, careless. *
I see myself as: Calm, emotionally stable. *
I see myself as: Conventional, uncreative. *

Part 3

Q1 *
Q2 *
Q3 *
Q4 *
Q5 *
Q6 *
Q7 *
Q8 *
Q9 *
Q10 *
Q11 *

Part 4

Q12 *
Q13 *
Q14 *
Q15 *
Q16 *
Q17 *
Q18 *
Q19 *
Q20 *
Q21 *
Q22 *

6 thoughts on “Music Comparison Survey”

  1. Some of the examples are too long to compare strictly and accurately enough. Survey might be at least twice shorter, since it takes too much effort to compare seemingly the same (or slightly different) pairs of examples between 2 and 4 times throughout the entire questionnaire.

    1. I understand that the survey is time consuming. However, I consider that the survey consists of full pieces rather than excerpts as an advantage. How much from the piece you listen and how many times you do is entirely up to you.

      Regards,

      Ivan K. Yanakiev
      Project leader

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