Maybe too late now but...gender is not a binary. There should be an Other
option if we really are striving to be an inclusive community.
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 11/27/12 10:35 AM, Joe Hourcle wrote:
>> I admit, I'm no expert on surveys (I tried doing one once for a class ...
>> got shut down for an IRB violation as I said I'd share the results back
>> with the organization we were surveying ... which is pretty sad, as the
>> organization I was surveying was the library school itself) ... but you
>> could do a much larger survey, trying to get all people who work in
>> libraries, and ask questions about specific IT-related tasks that they
>> might be doing, even if they don't self-identify as IT. Of course, then you
>> might miss those of us who don't work in libraries, but who may identify
>> with this group. ... and make sure that whoever does it isn't at an
>> academic institution, to avoid that IRB crap. -Joe
> Joe, what I was hoping for was not a survey where individuals report on
> themselves, but a statistical sample of libraries where the library reports
> on its staff. That avoid the "self-image" issue, and the selection that
> individual reporting on self entails.
> Karen Coyle
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