On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk>
I believe we did a one-question gender microsurvey
before (linked to
one of the new-user features?). I don't know whether the data was
useful or not, but I do remember the act of asking the question itself
got some pushback as being invasive/unwelcoming/weirdly
communicated/etc. (and I can certainly symapthise with this)
So as well as the value of the data, we should consider whether the
act/method of asking is going to have knock-on effects on what we're
trying to measure.
Yes, we've tried this once. It's documented at
Frankly this was pretty hackish and limited. The data is not garbage but
it's not the most elegant approach to a one question survey.