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From "Clinton Begin" <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: iBATIS Survey (10 Minutes)
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:32:46 GMT
Exactly.  The random selection is more meaningful than a multiple selection.

But I really have a hard time believing that there's NO primary for
each of those categories.

For example:  I can easily check every box on that survey (except
maybe the web frameworks and IDE).  But I know I mostly use iBATIS
with Java, I mostly use SQL Server and I mostly use IntelliJ IDEA.
I'll keep the rest of the more opinion based answers to myself, but
although I use and value almost everything on that list, I can select
which are the most important to me -- even if only marginally.


On 7/10/07, Gwyn Evans <gwyn.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmm - well, as the one doing the choosing, I can assure you that in
> some instances, what you actually got was the result of
> 'rand([b,c,d])', which you'll have no option but to collate that as a
> vote for (e.g.) 'b', rather than a 1/3rd vote for b, c & d...
> While I understand what you are trying for, from this side of the
> survey, it /seems/ that it'll give you flawed results! Hopefully
> there'll be enough responses to mean that it's not so, though.
> /Gwyn
> On Monday, July 9, 2007, 11:53:02 PM, Clinton <clinton.begin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > No information is lost.  It's completely dependent upon what
> > information we're looking for. And what we're looking for is the MOST
> > important things to people, not the top three, or even the top two.
> > Just one and only one.
> > I want to force you to choose.
> > Worry not, nothing will be left out.
> > Cheers,
> > Clinton
> > On 7/9/07, Gwyn Evans <gwyn.evans@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hmm, not sure I really agree with you there - having done the survey,
> >> there were a number of questions where having to choose just 1 item
> >> felt as misleading as choosing all would have been.
> >>
> >> The correct answers would have been a few of the items.  You may
> >> believe that one always stands out, but certainly with my answers,
> >> there are answers where you will see an answer as 'b', for example,
> >> but in reality, it could have been 'b','c' or 'd' but not 'a' or 'e'.
> >> There's information being lost there!

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