Starr Report Survey

Subject: Starr Report Survey
From: Brad Mehlenbacher <brad_m -at- UNITY -dot- NCSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 01:28:40 -0500

Hello TechWr-l'ers-->

A very creative student of mine asked me to post the following survey to
listservs that might find it interesting, and I immediately thought of you
all! If you could spare even a moment to help her out, you'll in turn grace
me with what could be a compelling class project! Her e-mail address for
responses is ginger -dot- lumsden -at- tekelec -dot- com, or you can always send your
responses to me and I'll pass them onto her: brad_mehlenbacher -at- ncsu -dot- edu -dot-
Thanks! Brad.
My name is Ginger Lumsden, and I am a student in the Master's in Technical
Communication program at NC State University. I am working on a paper on
government documents online. Please take a moment to answer the following
survey questions. This will help me greatly with my project. Thank you in
advance for your time and consideration!

*** Kenneth Starr Report Survey ***

Please answer the following # questions, even briefly, though lengthy
replies are most encouraged:

1. Have you had the opportunity to view Kenneth Starr's report on President
Bill Clinton online?
2. If you have not, why not? (If you have, skip to #3; if you have not,
stop after this question.)
3. Were you able to navigate well through the document? Why or why not?
(Please list.)
4. Did you find the web site/report were presented in an aesthetically
pleasing way? Why or why not? (Please list.)
5. Was the font used in the text appealing to you? If not, how would you
change it? (Please list.)
6. Overall, would you say the document was easy to read? Why or why not?
(Please list.)
7. Have you read any other government documents online (e.g., the Rogers
Commission Report on the space shuttle disaster, etc.)? If you have, please
list some of the documents you've read....
8. In terms of readability, how did the Starr report compare?
9. Would you prefer to read this document online or on paper? Why? (Please
10. What is your opinion of government documents like Kenneth Starr's
report being published online?
11. What do you think the overall "look-and-feel" of the report was trying
to convey in terms of its content/message? Was it successful or
unsuccessful at conveying this message?

Thanks again for your help! Ginger.

Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher
Technical Communication
NC State, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105
Voice: 919.515.4105 E-mail: brad_m -at- unity -dot- ncsu -dot- edu
Fax: 919.515.6071 URL:

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