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03-04-2004, 08:39 PM
Does anyone know anything about The Research Institue of Mother and Child Care? I googled it and came up with zilch. This survey asks tons of questions about formula - are they just conducting marketing research for formula companies?
03-04-2004, 11:33 PM
I found a reference to an institute named "Research Institute for Mother and Child Care" located in Prague in the CV of a researcher from Ohio State U.
Searching for this slightly different name I found work from the institute cited in reputable publications.
Hope this helps.
03-05-2004, 02:39 AM
Well, it definitely says "The Research Institue OF Mother and Child Care" on the survey. The address is a PO Box in Columbus OH. Interesting that your link is to Ohio State U, maybe it is related somehow...
03-05-2004, 09:40 AM
It is possible that some researchers at Ohio State might be associated with the above mentioned institute in Prague or they are working on a project with someone from there.
This could explain why the survey would be sent from Ohio.
However, a slight change,"error" in the name of the institution would definitely raise my eye brows.
I don't mind completing surveys for companies that produce goods that I am interested in. It might help them taylor the goods to my needs or preferences. However, if that is the case with this survey, it is done in a such a deceptive way that I would just shove it in the trash bag... or recycle.
Deborah - I got this kind of stuff in the mail after DS was born and I tossed it. I thought about filling it out to possibly get some free stuff, but I decided that I just didn't want to take the chance of giving them my info and then having it sold out there. I just didn't trust them.
I got that survey too. And I really didn't like the questions. So I chucked it.
~ mommy to Declan 3.24.03
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