[MVLUG] Please test survey; E-mail to send

Alexander Gunkel akgunkel at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 11:18:38 MST 2011


I think it looks good.  I also agree with your suggested changes.



On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 2:15 AM, Samat K Jain <lists at samat.org> wrote:
> I've finished a draft of the survey on Google Docs. Please try it out!
>
>  https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?authkey=CPOs0MIJ&hl=en&formkey=dGlNbEZBdGRMMjJ5TDFsMnl6Nmp5ZEE6MQ#gid=0
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> I'll setup a prettier URL when we send it out. The data is logged to a spreadsheet at:
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>  https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApLrLsqbTdXTdGlNbEZBdGRMMjJ5TDFsMnl6Nmp5ZEE&hl=en&authkey=CPOs0MIJ
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> For some of the questions, I put in 5-point Likert scales (against my better judgement — misused Likert scales are *THE* usability nightmare for most surveys).
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> I think the survey may to be too long. Questions I think we should axe:
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>  * What kind of installation performed? — If installers are going to be interacting with the sign-up sheet (i.e. noting what time they started working with an attendee), maybe they can note this as a column on the sign-up sheet.
>  * How would you rate your knowledge and level of expertise with Linux and free & open source software (FOSS)? — While this would be nice to know definitively, it may be fine to just assume that since they're at an install fest, they're all newbies.
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> If there are no objections, I'm going to delete these two questions tomorrow. Any other thoughts on how to make the survey easier?
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> Also, I've drafted the e-mail to send, with a link to the survey and MVLUG:
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>  http://www.mvlug.org/InstallFest/Survey#E-mail
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