1. Your opinions of statistics software sought
Welcome and thank you for your time.
WHAT IS THIS?
This survey involves 10 questions covering software for statistical analysis (stuff like SPSS, SAS, or even Excel). We are interested in hearing about the kinds of statistics that people do and how well they get on with their software. It could take less than 5 minutes to go through but more if you want to leave more detailed answers.
WHY DO WE WANT TO KNOW?
We want to know whether people can use statistics software as well as possible because we are in the process of designing new software. If we find that people are having problems, we will write software that will help overcome them. If not, then we will be happy.
WHO ARE YOU?
We are a new company (so new that we haven't officially formed yet) and our name is statspark (the web page only has a logo right now). This questionnaire is some initial research that will guide later work but we be releasing open source statistics software with a strong emphasis on being easy to use by regular people.
YOU WANT ME TO HELP? HOW?
Simple! We have 10 short questions that we would really appreciate having the answers to. Feel free to answer the questions in as much or little detail as possible. All of them can be answered quickly, but some allow you to leave more information if you want. You don't have to if you don't want to though - it's up to you.
AND WHAT DO I GET?
In short, the best possible statistics software and under an open source license! Your answers will help us to see what (if any) problems exist with current software and also tell us what we can do to help you with them. Being open source, it will be zero-cost for you. We intend to make a living through consultancy, training, and customization.
Your answers are completely anonymous to us. We cannot trace who you are. You can however, leave an email address to be informed of our developments if you're interested in our software or company, but that is entirely up to you. If you have any questions, you can leave them in a comment box to any of the questions along with your email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
So thank you very much for reading this far! I do hope you will go on to complete the questions. If you don't, then no problem and the best of luck in your life. If you do, then thank you again, and once more, the best of luck in your life!