[development] Drupal Administration survey II: second draft

Augustin (Beginner) drupal.beginner at wechange.org
Thu Aug 31 18:29:46 UTC 2006

On Friday 01 September 2006 02:10 am, mark burdett wrote:
> I'm not a survey expert at all..  It seemed to me like we would get
> more useful data by asking people to choose the best answers, not all
> which could apply (with regards to why they use drupal, etc.).  The
> original version did have "select all".

"select all that apply" is good. I really doubt you'd get better result by 
giving an arbitrary limit. The overall top three would probably be the same 
items, but you'd get more detailed information towards the middle/bottom of 
the list, too.

In reality, I doubt many people would chose more than 3 options within a short 
list, but it would be fairer to those who might have more than 3 answers not 
to limit the number of replies. 

Selecting any number from a list (0,1, or more) is called Approval Voting and 
there is a lot of technical papers showing that it is a very good way to find 
the most important item in  a list (or the favorite candidate, etc.).

I think the mention "select no more than 3" can be safely removed everywhere.


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