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User Preference Survey
The User Preference Survey has been distributed and the compiled results are currently being analyzed. View survey instrument (PDF, 54K).
The CMI User Preference Survey is examining possible barriers to using digital journals, types of use suitable for digital journals, elements in the users' environment that might promote or discourage use of digital, and characteristics of journal presentation and content that might be important to digital or print use and preference.
This survey is based on the findings of formative interviews conducted at the UC San Diego and Santa Barbara campuses. Eighty individuals were drawn from the four major academic areas. Interviews were conducted with faculty, library staff and students, asking questions concerning their experiences and choices when using print and digital journals.
Research Design and Methods
The survey contains fifteen questions of variable length. It will take approximately 15 minutes to read and answer. 20,000 individuals will be contacted with a target of 7,500 responses. An initial paper mailing of the survey with an invitation to participate will go to faculty, researchers, health workers and graduate students, followed by several email reminders. Undergraduate students and professional staff will be invited to participate through multiple emails only. Both mail and email invitations to participate will provide instructions on how to answer the survey either in paper or web format, a statement of voluntary participation, informed consent and the project web site for more information and survey results. UCSB Social Science Survey Center (SSSC) will administer the survey.
There are five subpopulations for the User Preference Survey, Faculty and Researchers, Health Workers, Staff, Graduate Students and Undergraduates:
Plans are to survey librarians separately.
UCOP IR&C Corporate Data is being used to identify and contact faculty, researchers, health workers and staff. Graduate and undergraduate student contact data will be obtained via the Institutional Research Offices at each campus and supplemented by SSSC data. Individuals have been selected at random from this data.
Deployment of the survey is planned to commence the beginning of February 2003 and will remain in the field for three weeks. Data will be analyzed during the spring term, and preliminary results will be available in April 2003.
Human Subjects Use and Approval
This survey is subject to campus level human subjects review and approval
to assure that participant rights are protected. The survey has received
appropriate approval from each campus.
Send your questions and comments to Gary.Lawrence@ucop.edu.
Last updated: February 19, 2003.