Surveys

2016 Demographic Survey

Download the IDL SIG 2016 Survey Results pdf here. Thank you to everyone who completed our recent member survey – we had 95 participants! This information will help us plan programs and resources to benefit our members better. Congratulations to the two winners of the survey drawing – Laurie Marshall and Tony Roma! They each received a $50 Amazon gift card. 2014 Demographic Survey Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our recent survey - we had 91 members take our survey! This information will help us plan accordingly to serve you better. Congratulations to the two winners of the survey drawing - Jeff Bryk and Viqui Dill! They each received a $50 Amazon gift card. Click the following link to view details: 2014 IDL SIG Demographics Survey 2013 Mini Survey #2 We conducted this survey regarding web and mobile tools in December 2013-January 2014. We had 55 respondents. Click the following link to view details: 2013 Mini Survey 2 Results 2013 Mini Survey #1 Thanks to all who completed this survey - over 44% of our membership base responded! Click the following link to view details: 2013 Mini Survey 1 Results 2012 Demographic Survey Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our recent survey. Click the following link to view details:  2012 IDL SIG Demographic Survey 2011 Communication Survey In an attempt to improve our communications with our membership, the latest IDL SIG Survey focused on SIG Communications. According to survey results, the membership greatly prefers e-mail communications. Click here for details:  October 2011 Survey Summary   Spring 2011 Survey This survey focused on these key subjects:
  • Added value for IDL SIG members
  • Virtual conference
  • STC Technical Summit
Click here for complete results: Spring Survey 2011 Summer 2010 Survey The IDL SIG Conference Survey was recently completed. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into our membership and learn how it can be better served at the 2011 Technical Communication Summit (a.k.a the STC Annual Conference). With over 100 responses to the survey, it was wellreceived and generated valuable insight. We learned that most respondents (81.1%) could not attend the 2010 conference, citing money and location concerns. We heard that feedback and are currently brainstorming ways to make the conference more accessible. We learned that nearly 70% of respondents work in a corporate environment; double the amount that worked in academic and independent areas combined. The survey proved beneficial in other ways. In addition to a high survey completion rate, we learned that our membership was generally pleased with the IDL SIG presence at the conference. In particular, our groupʼs Progression Series and Business Meeting were both well-received However, there are some things that could be done better. Our membership felt the IDL SIG offerings at the conference could have been better publicized. We are also currently processing the excellent responses to our query about a panel discussion comparing various Tech Comm products. The SIG is working hard to determine which panels would provide the most value and working towards putting these panels together for the 2011 meeting. Thanks to the membership for taking the time to generate this helpful feedback. Full results can be accessed here. -Andrew Winner, SIG Survey Manager ***Here is an overview of the surveys we conducted in 2009. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided.*** Topics Covered: Mini Survey #1
  • Webinar: have you participated and how valuable was it?
  • Discussion list: have you participated and how valuable was it?
  • Current and future IDL services: how valuable do you find our SIG services
Click here for complete results: 2009 Mini Survey #1     Topics Covered: Mini Survey #2
  • Social media: what types of social media do you use and how often?
  • Scholarship programs: what is your educational background, what additional education interests you and what should we offer scholarships for?
Click here for complete results: 2009 Mini Survey #2     Topics Covered: Mini Survey #3
  • Webinar topics: what topics are you interested in seeing?
  • Newsletter topics: what themes should we cover in upcoming newsletters?
  • New IDL Web site  feedback: what should we prioritize and implement for our Web site?
Click here for complete results: 2009 Mini Survey #3