I have recently undertaken a 35-question survey of the membership
of a list I moderate (PUBSEC) which deals with public sector
reform, management, and commercialisation. There was a fairly
representative response from about 115 participants which is a good
slice seeing as though there are only 370 on the List.
Questions were asked about their attitude to the postings, age
group, professional status, how they read their mail, how often,
other lists they belonged to, its relation to their work etc.
I am about to collate the returns and draw some conclusions
and I am wondering if members know of similar studies/surveys
which have been published. I am familiar with the Thomsen study
of the PRForum list and the Ogan study of the TEL List.
This research will be an extension of an earlier study entitled
<List servers as a discussion forum across the public sector> which
I have parked at a ftp site <ftp://caspa.itcs.das.gov.au/>
The rtf version is <dslong.rtf >
I would welcome any leads for benchmarking purposes or
contact with other list managers/moderators/researchers who have
undertaken or plan similar studies.
(Now I am going back to watch the Olympics)
Department of Administrative Services, GPO Box 1920 Canberra,
ACT, 2601, Australia. E-mail: denis .
Phone: +61 6 2758808 fax +61 6 2753464 PUBSEC URL:
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