[hackerspaces] Fwd: [091labs-public] Survey

Jarkko Moilanen jarkko.moilanen at uta.fi
Fri Aug 24 16:48:52 CEST 2012

pe, 2012-08-24 kello 13:45 +0100, Padraic Harley kirjoitti:
> Hi all,
> We received this today from Iain MacLaren who is a professor here in
> the local University - NUI Galway.
> I told him I could forward it on and asked him to go into a bit more
> detail about the reason behind it.
> "Thanks. It’s actually a fairly small initiative linked to a wider
> report on creativity and education which I’m preparing, the inputs
> from which will be discussed at a European meeting in Berlin in
> November. The main point is to touch base with makers and see if they
> have comments to make on educational experiences, etc.  The more
> respondents the better really. I’ll be presenting it at a formal
> educational forum and trying to raise their awareness of this type of
> activity, its scale and the passionate commitment of those who
> participate as part of a drive to start to rethink what we mean by
> education. So by all means circulate."
> So if you have the time to answer the survey, please do. If not, then
> no worries =)
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHdNY2VWTUxCaVVGWGt6TFNTeHltV1E6MQ
> I'm sending him Jarkko's survey results as I reckon they'd be handy -
> http://surveys.peerproduction.net/2012/07/mapping-hackers-diy-community-survey-2012-results/

Thanks for sending him the results, saves my time :)


> Cheers,
> Padraic
> -------- Original Message -------- 
>                           Subject: 
> [091labs-public] Survey
>                              Date: 
> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 04:16:01 -0700
> (PDT)
>                              From: 
> Iain MacLaren
> <iain.maclaren at nuigalway.ie>
>                          Reply-To: 
> 091labs-public at googlegroups.com
>                                To: 
> 091labs-public at googlegroups.com
> I know, I know, I know. E-mail is full of 'please take just five
> minutes of your time to complete our survey' type requests. It's often
> a pain. Some are clearly a waste of time, but others might be valuable
> to someone, might help a struggling researcher complete their work or
> student get a qualification. Then when you do decide to help out by
> completing the form, some of the questions make you want to tear your
> hair out. 'No! That's a stupid way to phrase it' or 'Well I don't fit
> any of those categories'. 
> You know the feeling, I'm sure. The problem is what to do when you
> actually do have a survey that you need others to fill out? How can
> you persuade people to devote some of their attention towards some
> tickboxes and, even worse, writing some comments and suggestions? It's
> a tough one, because you sympathise but you need the data! You really
> need the data, because you are going to want to be able to make a
> difference to some proposed education reforms, to help future learners
> and to inform policy makers. What can you do?  There's a deadline,
> there's a group of people in Europe waiting to hear from you. You need
> data!!
> So, you're stuck then to grovelling, to asking really kindly, to
> hoping beyond hope that someone out there realizes that you are
> genuine and that this is worthwhile and that it also helps just to
> connect even for a few minutes with the wider community out there. You
> understand, don't you? You want to help, I can tell and I'm really
> grateful.  You just click here.
> maker survey form  
> thanks
> iain


Jarkko Moilanen, M.Soc.Sc
PhD Candidate
School of Information Sciences
Blog: http://blog.ossoil.com

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