What did the survey results show?
Three people responded, most people had not used the information but had already created a link.Where there any questions that were not effective? Which ones?
The question that asked for a response did not attain any answers, the one response there was a simple no (i.e. it followed the yes/no pattern of the other questions).
If you had to develop the survey over again, what would you do differently?
I would have looked for a larger sample. To be effective the sample size needs to be in the 100s, usually between 300-500 is a good sample, depending on the target population.
What do you think are the best things about collaborative writing with wikis? Are there any features which you would avoid in future?
Everyone in the group can contribute and they don't need to be in the same room at the same time. I would avoid having multiple sessions open at the same time as it can get confusing who's version to keep.
What are the advantages of online surveys? Are there any disadvantages? Is there information you cannot capture?
Advantages:Quick and cheap to develop.
Surveys are the least reliable form of data gathering and these online surveys are self selected which makes them even more unreliable.Information that cannot be captured:
- There is no ability to interrogate the response to clarify the position that is represented.
- There is no ability to monitor actual behaviour so no ability to match reported response in the survey with actual events.
- Because the survey is self-selected the surveyed population does not truly represent the real population and the results can be skewed to reflect the views of a vocal minority