I’m happy to report that online data entry for completed ISIS paper questionnaires is now working, thanks to Wiel Maessen (and also Morgan Toal). I’ll be sending out the address of the site, along with usernames and passwords, to all the pollsters. I’ll also be creating a new page over on the private ISIS forum giving a bit of advice.
I hope that this will allow pollsters to start entering data that they’ve accrued over the past two or three months. I’m intending to call a halt to the survey some time in the middle of September (we may discuss whether to let it run on further), and then analyse the results. My own personal survey has proved very interesting. I’ve got something like 40 completed questionnaires, and I’ve written a bit about them already.
It’s really quite amazing how this has all come together since my “why don’t we do it ourselves?” remark back in early May. My thanks and appreciation go out to all who have engaged in this remarkable effort.
Now that we have online data entry working, the next phase will be to start analysing the results. Wiel has kindly offered to handle the statistics. We can then start to think about what should go into the report. And also what to do with it once we’ve got it. I think this is probably best done over on the ISIS forum, so that all the participants can chip in much like they did when we were putting the survey questionnaire together.
In the meanwhile, I’ll start chasing up the pollsters. I haven’t heard much from some of them for a while. And from one or two I’ve heard nothing at all.
With another month or so for the survey to run, it is of course still possible for new volunteers to get the survey questionnaire and do their own polling. Just email me or leave a comment here.
I’m also happy to announce that Wiel also has an online version of the survey working, so that regular readers of mine can complete the survey. I know that several want to do this. Only one entry per person is permitted, thanks to some mysterious secret code of Wiel’s. But it’s possible to edit one’s responses.
The place to go is http://i-s-i-s.net/ , and then click on the Survey tab on the left hand side. I suggest that regular commenters of mine leave their names and email addresses so that a) I can recognise them, and b) so that they get sent results when they come out. I
may have put a link to the survey in my right margin as well.
The online survey is a separate survey to the paper survey. Whether the results from it get included in the the ISIS paper survey report or not is another matter to discuss over on the ISIS forum.
If it’s a success, I’m sure that we’ll be doing further online surveys.
Anyway, to brighten up an otherwise dull post, here’s Lana Del Rey, doing what she does best.