[Theforum] survey purpose, and connecting haves with havenots

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Wed Nov 7 15:36:20 CST 2001

ya, i'm with you on simplicity and leaving out detailed, specific
questions for later responses. a good example was a questoin about 'have
you ever attended a codefest?' well, i can tell you off the top of my head
who *has* attended one(of the three), so maybe thats a bit specific.

just thinking out loud here, thanks for the reply joel :)


On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, spinhead wrote:

> So, we're on a fact-finding mission. Good point. We oughta figger out where
> we are before we try to go somewhere else.
> Repeating myself, but in this context, I strongly feel that this first
> survey should be as simple as possible for those taking it, and for those
> analyzing it. Too many essay questions might be off-putting from either
> perspective. Why not a simple, direct (and, yes, perhaps too leading) survey
> for the first pass, which we could augment and clarify with further more
> in-depth surveys?

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