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Re: dissemination questionnaire for SWAD-E website

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:29:21 -0500 (EST)
To: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: public-esw@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0401201025260.19347@homer.w3.org>

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Libby Miller wrote:

>
>
>hi again,
>
>We promised[1] to learn more about the people we arereaching wth our
>dissemination efforts, and one way to find out more is to ask website
>visitors about themselves. At the last face to face we decided it would
>be useful to have a short questionnaire for visitors, linked to
>information about the newsletter. We need to decide what those questions
>should be. Here are my suggestions, based on [1].
>
>
>(1) Which group are you from?
>
>Our dissemination plan is based around reaching four different (often
>overlapping) groups:
>
>    * Internet, Web and Open Source developer communities
>    * Academic and Research Community
>    * Content and Tool Producers
>    * Industry and Commerce
>
>so being able to pick from those (check-box-style) would be one
>important question.

Being able to pick multiples is important I think, and having a box for free
comment is always a good thing - whether they are otehr or not.

>
>(2) Where are you geographically based?
>
>To evaluate whether the project is too uk-centric, it would be useful to
>know where visitors to the site were based. Perhaps a drop-down menu
>would be appropriate here.
>

Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia/Pacific?
please specify country?

The difficulty is that because most of the site is in english (I have a
couple of things in spanish, french and italian there) it makes sense that
people who speak other languages look in other places, even for stuff that
comes from the project.

>(3) How did you hear of us?
>
>This might be useful for working out which are our best dissemintation
>efforts.

We should ensure that we have a privacy policy for all this, and that it
matches what we say on the site.

cheers

Chaals
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