Re: [802SEC] Proposed 802 survey form
At 8:30 AM -0800 02/11/08, Bill Quackenbush wrote:
>WOW, that is much more support for the survey than I expected. Thanks.
>While doing the survey on the web offers solutions to a bunch of
>problems, there are some issues.
> 1) I did receiver some comments on the survey that were not broadcast
>to the 802 SEC alias. These comments led to some minor changes in some
>of the questions and the addition of another question. Unfortunately I
>did not have change tracking turned on when I made the changes. The
>updated survey is attached.
No problem; Word can compare documents. I've updated the on-line
version. I've made one change, which I can alter if you like. Namely,
I extended "We need to have the following equipment provided" by
adding "and the cost included in the meeting registration fee." This
parallels your language on the food service.
> 2) I would like to record each responder's answers as a row (or
>column) in an Excel spread sheet. That way correlations between
>responders can be investigated if we want/need to. Just keeping
>counters of how may responders give a particular answer looses that
I'll have this data and can easily generate the report you want.
> 3) Whether to place a link to the survey in a more obvious place,
>perhaps the "IEEE 802 Plenary/interim meeting information" page
Fine by me. I thought you wanted to limit the survey to those in
Kauai. I was thinking of putting it on the Dot16 server there, for
local access only. However, I also added "not attending" as a
response to (1), in case we want a wider audience (though a less
If you put the survey on the Internet, my suggestion is to leave it
unadvertised, except in Kauai, so that you have a well-defined survey
group. Maybe afterwards you could use it for remote responders in a
separate data set.
> 4) Will we get a comparable response rate using the web versus passing
>out paper surveys in a meeting? I certainly don't know the answer to
>this, but it concerns me.
I don't know. I don't mind having paper forms in the registration
area, but I'd rather not introduce the disruption inside our meetings.
> 5) What do other members of the SEC think of doing this on the web?
>802 SEC comments and suggestions are requested.
>"Roger B. Marks" wrote:
>> I've turned the survey into an HTML form:
> > http://ieee802.org/16/meetings/mtg22/survey.html
>> I'll mention it during the .16 Opening Plenary; I'll put a hyperlink
>> to it on the agenda. Submissions will go to me.
>> Depending on your deadline, I'll stop taking responses, compile the
>> data, and send the summary to you. When do you need it?
>> Do you just want the totals for each question, or do you want some
>> kind of database to do something fancy, like correlate responses?
> > I don't mind if other groups want to use this link. Collecting the
> > data will be the same amount of work regardless of how many forms I
> > process.
> > Roger
> > At 7:58 AM -0800 02/11/07, Bill Quackenbush wrote:
>> >For purposes of interim planning, a survey was conducted at the
> > >September 802.1/.3/.17 interim in New Orleans. The survey was developed
> > >primarily by the Howard Frazier, the Chair of 802.3ah and Steve Carlson,
> > >the Chair of 802.3af. The information developed from the survey has
> > >been determined to be quite useful and is being used in the planning of
> > >the January 802.1/.3 interim in Vancouver.
> > >
> > >In light of the need to increase the 802 Pleanry registration fees, Buzz
> > >and I would like to conduct a similar survey in Kauai to determine that
>> >802 is providing a set services and accommodations that are desired by
>> >Plenary meeting attendees and at an acceptable price.
>> >To that end I have prepared the attached survey form. With Howard's
>> >permission I have borrowed MASSIVELY from Howard's and Steve's survey.
>> >The strong points of the attached survey are almost certainly borrowed
> > >from Howard and Steve, the weak points are mine.
>> >I know this is short notice, but I request that all 802 SEC members, and
>> >anyone else who is interested, please review the survey and provide me
>> >guidance as you see fit. If you elect to edit the document, please turn
>> >on "change tracking" so that I can quickly what you have done.
>> >Also, would the Chair of each WG/TAG indicate whether they would be will
>> >to take a few minutes out of one of their meetings to allow the survey
>> >to be completed. Form completion was done just after lunch at the New
>> >Orleans interim and the return rate was very high.
>> >My thanks in advance,
> > >wlq