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Subject:Re: Help with a survey From:Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 16 May 2016 22:09:57 +0000 (UTC)
I agree. The survey is way too simplistic. There are many different "flavors" of technical writing, and this survey is useful in only a small handful of them. Most of my work is editing, and most of their questions are irrelevant to anything but producing customer-facing docs. If they tried setting up branching so they present different questions for different types of tech writing, they failed completely. And the fact there's no provision for free-form entries about the survey itself tells me they aren't really researching anything; they trying to farm statistics. They don't want feedback about their methodology. That's a bad sign.
On Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:00 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
Bad survey. They don't seem to recognize that some tech writers spend
most of our time doing research.
On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM, INKtopia Admin <admin -at- inktopia -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Can you take a few minutes to take a survey from our partner, easyDITA?
> The survey is designed to research major issues content creators and
> managers are faced with on a daily basis. Deadline is early June or 200
> respondents, whichever comes first.
> Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTC16
> Thanks for your help!
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