I would imagine this gets to the larger issue that the majority of people taking the survey haven't read these books. (Or perhaps this is a personal bias...but I think I am responsibly well read.) If you were to use a more modern selection of books, like the 100 best novels of the 20st century, perhaps the survey would be more relevant to those taking the survey.
Still, a very cool idea.
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] how 'great' are the great books
On Nov 4, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Keith Jenkins wrote:
>> In an effort to answer the question, "How 'great' are the Great Books?", I have created the beginnings of a crowd sourced survey, and it would be "great" if y'all were to beta test it for me -- http://bit.ly/bPQHIg
> ..Are you tracking how many times people choose "I don't know"? I'm
> sure that is the most popular book.
> Maybe you could first ask which of the books we've read, and then have
> us vote just amongst those titles?
No, I'm not currently tracking "I don't know", but I believe that is trivial enough to do. Hmmm... Thanks!