Re: [AmateurRadioLeadership] Re: Open Poll "survey" for 2012 Field Day
- Yahoo groups "Polls" is just an option, that is how I framed it. And I am sure Survey Monkey is excellent.And having 85% of a club's membership in a yahoo group sounds pretty good to me. And i would guess that in many clubs there are members that do not even use the internet - none of our options address them.73Bruce N1BN
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On Jun 28, 2012, at 3:41 AM, Norman Schklar <norman@...> wrote:
You're assuming that all to be surveyed are in a certain yahoo group. Or at minimum have access to the group.Of our membership, only maybe 85% are active on the yahoo group. You probably need to use a membership roster or other data for a more complete survey.These are just my thoughts. I have some good experiences with Survey Monkey, so I'm tilted that way.I reopened an old survey if you care to look. I'll leave it open for a few days.
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM, Bruce Nolte <n1bn@...> wrote:Maybe not the horsepower, but the yahoo "polls" is built into yahoo groups already and may offer a "turnkey" option for some.73Bruce N1BN
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On Jun 27, 2012, at 6:36 PM, Norman Schklar <norman@...> wrote:
Try Survey Monkey.A whole different ball game.I think you can survey up to 200 for free.If you need help with Survey Monkey, just drop me a note.The Yahoo just doesn't seem to have the horsepower.Norm Schklar
- My objection with many surveys, is the absence of options that fit my
circumstances or my predilections. Many times, there are several
possible answers to a particular survey question, and none of them fits
me. I know this is one of the most difficult aspects of survey
construction, but that is often my pet peeve - there are several
options, but I don't like any of them.
Of course, many times the reason is that the particular survey is
written to accomplish a stated result, or prove a particular point, so
the options seem to cover the range, but do not. This is my objection
with many political surveys and with many marketing surveys. I often
Another matter that concerns me is the (typically) voluntary
participation by members in the polled group. If there is substantial
self-selection, the results may be skewed or unreliable (I studied the
various mathematical models for determining reliability back in
college...) I think the real trick is getting good turn out and high
participation -- and... yeah... getting 85% of one's membership into a
single discussion group sounds pretty good. If you could get 85% of
your membership to answer the poll, you would be doing swell.
Just MY take.
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On 6/28/2012 10:09 AM, Bruce Nolte wrote:
> And having 85% of a club's membership in a yahoo group sounds pretty
> good to me. And i would guess that in many clubs there are members that
> do not even use the internet - none of our options address them.