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From Joan Touzet <woh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Running another ASF Committer Diversity Survey
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:09:41 GMT
One problem with such an approach is that by lengthening the survey, you
end up with more "drop-outs," i.e., people who don't finish the complete
survey. This means that you have a reduced sample set. I believe the 2016
survey didn't count any partial responses, which is typically good
practice from a quantitative standpoint.

I'm not opposed to a couple of questions, but we shouldn't take what was
an 8-ish question survey and turn it into a 20-ish question survey. The
13% response rate we had would likely be halved, if not worse.

-Joan

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher" <ctubbsii@apache.org>
> To: "ComDev" <dev@community.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:52:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Running another ASF Committer Diversity Survey
> 
> Would it be possible to widen the survey's scope to a broader
> "Community Survey", while still retaining the diversity questions as
> one component, but also including other non-diversity questions
> pertaining to the ASF community at large?
> 
> This suggestion comes from some conversations in Montreal, where some
> of us discussed the desire to have some additional feedback from our
> community. For example, one question I remember being discussed in
> particular was something like "If the ASF had more money, what should
> it do with it?" (possible answers: marketing materials provided to
> PMCs, hire more INFRA, provide EC2 credits to PMCs or INFRA for CI,
> publish educational/outreach materials for distribution, other). I'm
> sure we could come up with additional questions for the non-diversity
> component to the survey as well.
> 
> Does broadening the scope of this survey to include diversity and
> non-diversity components make sense?
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 5:30 AM Sharan Foga <sharan@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi All
> >
> > It’s been nearly 2 years since we ran our ASF Committer Diversity
> > Survey so I think it's about time that we looked at running it
> > again to see if things are changing. For those of you who haven't
> > seen the details or the results from our 2016 ASF Committer
> > Diversity Survey then you can find them at the link below:
> >
> > https://s.apache.org/lV9h
> >
> > Our original 2016 survey was run to:
> >
> >   -  help us get a picture of our existing diversity as all our
> >   committers are linked to all ASF projects, and also;
> >  -   to create a baseline measure so we can see if we see if we are
> >  improving or not in our diversity efforts.
> >
> > So I think that it would also be good to discuss and review the
> > survey questions to see if we can improve them or the phrasing to
> > better capture the data. Also if anyone is interested in helping
> > out then please let me know.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Sharan
> >
> >
> >
> >
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