Re: [xsl] XSLT 2013 survey

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2013 survey
From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:46:18 +0100
answering your question directly, as folks getting the wrong idea;

its common in polling to have 2 different versions of what apparantly
are the same question ...

Q1 and Q2 may look similar but they are different e.g. Q1 answer to
each is independent of any XSLT versions whereas Q2 is normalized
across all version options. In Q2 the person is making a value
judgement weighted across all options.

It is true (as MKay) says that ppl can get confused by questions that
are anything more complicated then multiple single choice; as in Q2
... this type of question always has a higher error range associated
with it so its less useful ... but I doubt we will get a large enough
sample size where such concerns kick in.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Adam Retter
<adam.retter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> These poll questions seem a little strange to me -
> How are Q1 and Q2 different?
> Q5 seems to mix up Operating Systems and programming languages. Surely
> if you are going to have Linux and MacOSX, then you also need Windows
> and Solaris. Also perhaps better to separate language and OS. The
> language question may be irrelavant to some, as may the OS question.
> On 28 January 2013 10:51, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Oh dear. My response to almost any survey is to say "you're asking the wrong
>> questions".
>> "Please rank the importance of each xslt version".
>> You need to ask people how important it is to them or their employers, not
>> how important they think it is to the world in general. Otherwise they are
>> guessing the information you are trying to discover.
>> You need to explain what you mean by "importance": it's about what the
>> impact/value is, or is likely to be, on some timescale. What timescale?
>> And you need to distinguish "It is important to me that this technology
>> should be available" from "I don't think this technology will have much
>> effect on us because I don't think it will be available on the timescale in
>> which we need it".
>> Michael Kay
>> Saxonica
>> On 28/01/2013 09:52, James Fuller wrote:
>>> pls consider taking the XSLT 2013 survey
> --
> Adam Retter
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