Says the guy with a HCI doctorate. Paging doctors Dunning and Krueger :P.

The crux of my argument, though, is that I'm uncomfortable with us saying "yes, let's build/standardise on a tool for qualitative analysis" when we're actively recruiting for several qualitative analysts: it's unfair for us to make decisions for them, unless a survey about MediaViewer really can't wait a couple of months.

On 29 April 2014 13:20, Jonathan Morgan <> wrote:

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Oliver Keyes <> wrote:
Geneally speaking my advice to the multimedia team would be "don't go near surveys". I've done a lot of them in the last 3 years, and the one thing I've learned is that surveys are very, very difficult to get right. Another thing I've learned is that if you don't get them right, the results are meaningless and it's hard to tell when that happens.

Oh, surveys aren't all that hard to get right ;) And I bet your surveys were mostly fine, Oliver. I'm happy to help with survey design if anyone has questions.

- J

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