Re: Best Practices
From: Susan Adams (sadams430gmail.com)
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:26:54 -0700 (PDT)
Happy to help as a volunteer!


On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
wrote:

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> On Aug 1, 2014, at 10:15 AM, Susan Adams <sadams430 [at] gmail.com> wrote:
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> > I think it's a great idea, and I would be happy to help with it.  First
> > step though, in my opinion, would be to get a professional to design the
> > questions, types of answers, and possible answers.
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> what the professional would do is sit down with a focus group and discuss
> issues to identify "data points", design a questionnaire, have a group fill
> it out, and discuss their reactions and responses with them. Then redesign
> again. Repeating the process if felt necessary.
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> Having a professional look at wording and phrasing might be a good idea
> and the last expensive part of the process. Even a copy editor, would be
> helpful. There are many people in coho-kingdom who contribute time to do
> this part.
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> Emailing as many people in each community as possible -- get distributors
> -- will help you get a good sample. We have had so many questionnaires over
> the years that the people who know  the most are the least likely to fill
> one out. So you need to make it a good questionnaire and agree to post the
> data and the explanation of the means of measuring it in a publicly
> accessible place.
>
> Sharon
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