How the survey was held
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CTA. 2002. How the survey was held. Spore User Survey (Supplement to Spore 100). CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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In the October 2001 issue of Spore (number 95) and Esporo (number 45), a one-page article about the survey listed 10 open questions.These included questions on the reader's daily work, how many people read her or his Spore, preferred sections,...
In the October 2001 issue of Spore (number 95) and Esporo (number 45), a one-page article about the survey listed 10 open questions. These included questions on the reader s daily work, how many people read her or his Spore, preferred sections, wishes for expansion or shortening of sections, preferences for frequency and balance, and explanations of how they use Spore. Readers were invited to send in their replies in a text of their own making, by mail, fax or email. There was a questionnaire on the CTA Website, and one was sent to readers of Esporo. Readers were encouraged to send in replies before 1 February 2002, to qualify for a random draw with three prizes of credit points for publications from the CTA Catalogue. Reminders were published in the next two issues. Number of replies and analysis In all, more than 1,500 replies were received, several hundred after the stated deadline. In July 2002, replies were still being received, from readers most anxious to be counted. The total of replies received, about 4% of recipients of Spore/Esporo, is noticeably higher than the average for this sort of survey, and slightly higher than expected by the survey team. This increase is in part due to the Esporo questionnaire which encouraged more responses from the small number of Portuguese language readers. (Since they have very similar attitudes to English and French-speaking respondents, this does not distort the results of the survey.) The survey budget extended to a detailed analysis of 1,000 responses. The survey team, out of respect for the respondents, analysed a further 314 reponses which came in close to the deadline. The remaining 200-plus responses have been read and fully noted; parts of these responses have been used in the texts of this poster. This analysis is therefore of 1,314 responses.