i agree with keith's comments about having a 'what have you read?' portion first. I had to answer "i don't know" to most of the questions because if I hadn't read both of the works, i didn't want to choose one over the other. i have a master's in English and i think only one out of 20 comparisons i answered included two works i had read.

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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 --
> ..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!

Eric Morgan