Friday, July 15, 2005

Surveys, Conducting

Q: Do you conduct surveys?
a) always
b) sometimes
b) only if I have to
c) seldom
d) never
Librarians are bred to survey. It doesn't matter if you use the data. It doesn't matter if you even have a need for a survey. You should do one. Spend a lot of time and personnel hashing out the questions, format, etc. The more hours of professionalism expended on the project, the better your survey will be.

3 comments:

Norma said...

Excellent. I remember writing them so you'd get the results you wanted to support what you already had in place. Churches do that too.

Katya said...

I would have to go with b -- only if I have to. They are just to painful for me to write or analyze the comments from.

Sal said...

Hey, there are two 'b's! This vote is rigged! It's rigged!!