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Re: Contributor survey

From: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:21:13 -0600
Message-ID: <5102CD19.3070807@mozilla.com>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
Does W3C have a privacy policy? It would be good to have a link to it to 
back up the claims about how the data collected will be handled.

On 1/24/13 5:29 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, Scott-
>
> Looks great!
>
> I think Jay has some good points.
>
> I noticed a couple of things, too:
> * #3 s/company/organization/
> * Maybe tell people how many pages it is?
> * Move the last question, #39, to the 3rd page, to make the survey 
> seem shorter... I always dread hitting 'continue' in surveys.
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>
> On 1/24/13 5:22 PM, Andre Jay Meissner wrote:
>> Hey Scott,
>>
>> love to see this evolving + great work! Here are my comments:
>>
>>  1. As a rule of thumb, ideally, the first survey page should not
>>     contain more than *one* absolute no brainer question. Something like
>>     "yes I want to proceed/no", "I am male/female", "I like/dislike"...
>>     sth like that. Do not ask for the userID as the first question, do
>>     this as the LAST one (when the form is filled out. Yes, you can
>>     invite for lunch at that later time as well ;))!
>>  2. I would move the whole "You and your work" section to the end. Ask
>>     the private stuff in the end.
>>  3. #2 Designerdeveloper, Developerdesigner, Designstudent...? I suggest
>>     to use checkboxes, not radios, here. Or provide a ton more options.
>>     Or not ask for profession/job title, ask for experience
>>     (checkboxes). Like that.
>>  4. I don't get the "(#!%*@!!!)" at #5 - sorry.
>>  5. #5: include "not sure" and/or "don't know" as options
>>  6. #6 needs more explanantion (like examples/links, imagine noobs
>>     facing this question) and/or a "not sure" option
>>  7. #11: Huh??? If you want to do conditional question blocks maybe
>>     phrase a bit different and/or ask this as one of the first 
>> questions?
>>  8. #12: hehe, date field, huh? ;)=
>>  9. #12ff: doublecheck "Doc Sprint" spelling
>> 10. #14/15: consider people answering the question AT the Doc Sprint
>> 11. #33 link to examples (and do that with similar stuff as well)
>> 12. #34 wow, that's hard to answer for people NOT following all our
>>     conversations... ;)=
>> 13. #33, #34, #35, +… add a "don't know" option == "Hey Scott I didn't
>>     get the question but WANT to answer and help you to improve this 
>> survey!
>>
>> In general, with close to 40 questions, consider to let the user decide
>> if he/she wants to take the short or long route as a first or second
>> question, and build a conditional route to the longer version after
>> approx. 2 minutes into the survey. It's much harder to build that path,
>> but quite doable on this topic - and it will deliver better results as
>> if people begin to rush through non-mandatory fields to get to an end...
>>
>> HTH *Jay
>>
>>
>> Von: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com <mailto:scottrowe@google.com>>
>> Datum: KW 4 | Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013 22:56
>> An: "public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>"
>> <public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
>> Betreff: Contributor survey
>> Neu gesendet von: "public-webplatform@w3.org
>> <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>" <public-webplatform@w3.org
>> <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
>> Neu gesendet am: KW 4 | Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013 22:57
>>
>>     Please review this WPD Contributor Survey <http://goo.gl/i0nFV> and
>>     append your comments and suggestions to this thread.
>>
>>     Note: this is not yet a formal survey. If you do submit it, your
>>     responses won't count. We will ask you to formally take the survey
>>     as soon as it is finalized.
>>
>>     The purpose of this survey is to start developing some metrics
>>     around the community composition (who are you people?), doc sprints,
>>     site usability, and community involvement.
>>
>>     Many of the questions anticipate (ahem) improvements, and the survey
>>     will establish a baseline for future surveys. So don't be surprised
>>     if we ask questions that cover obviously broken functionality.
>>
>>     The survey will be available via a link on WPD (haven't decided
>>     where yet), and I'm planning on testing the survey at the Berlin doc
>>     sprint.
>>
>>     Thanks!
>>     +Scott
>>
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Janet Swisher <mailto:jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com>
Mozilla Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org>
Technical Writer/Community Steward
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