One method of "research" I'm confused about is spam. Often my university emails get lost in the mix and I have to go digging through piles of garbage in my trash. Recently I came across this message:
Sounded a little scam-like so I did some investigating and found this:
I can't really determine from this translated webpage what this company is all about. Are spam companies really just looking for honest participants? Are they trying to steal our identities? What happens to people who click on spam posts the majority of the time? There must be money to be made or it wouldn't be worth the trouble of sending these messages. Alternately, is it something I'm unintentionally writing-off as worthless? Maybe they are legitimate researchers just trying to create a pool of consumers to question. Maybe we will never know.