FOSS4G2007 Workshop/Lab Evaluation Tabulation
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In addition to the conference evaluation form received by all conference attendees, each Workshop and Lab had an evaluation form. The forms were collected after each Workshop/Lab, and were then scanned to PDF documents (one per Workshop/Lab). You can see an example of the evaluation form (33KB PDF).
The goal was to tabulate the results for questions 1 through 9 on the 778 Workshop/Lab Evaluation Forms that were scanned to PDFs.
This page outlines the steps that were used by those involved with tabulating the results from the Workshop/Lab evaluations.
Follow these steps in order to help with the results tabulation.
Edit the table below and add your name for the Workshop/Lab that you will tabulate (enter "in progress" for the status):
Download your preferred format (PDF, OpenOffice document, MS Word document) of the Workshop/Lab Evaluations Tabulation Form from http://hypersphere.telascience.org/Workshop-Files/evaluations/2007/blank_tabulation_forms/ and print a copy.
Download your preferred format (OpenOffice document, MS Word document) of the Workshop/Lab Evaluation Results template from http://hypersphere.telascience.org/Workshop-Files/evaluations/2007/blank_results_forms/
Download the PDF for the Workshop/Lab you are going to tabulate from http://hypersphere.telascience.org/Workshop-Files/evaluations/2007/PDF_scans/
- on the printed Tabulation Form, write the Workshop/Lab number for the Title, and the number of pages in the PDF as the number of Evaluations (you don't need to fill in Room, Capacity, or Attendees)
- one PDF page at a time, use the Tabulation Form to record the attendee's evaluation of the Workshop/Lab
- when you have finished recording the evaluations in the PDF on the Tabulation Form, write the total for each cell next to the cell's heading
- check to make sure that for each question on the form, the total of the cells matches the total number of evaluations
- Rules for ambiguous answers:
- if the attendee circled/marked two adjacent options, count the option on the left (e.g. for question #1, if both Good and Fair were circled, count it as Good)
- if the attendee wrote an answer in between two adjacent options, count the option on the left
- if the answer cannot be figured out, count it as No Answer
- Tip: do the tabulation in an environment where you won't be interrupted, because losing track of where you are, part way through a page, means having to take time to figure out which questions, and parts of questions, you have tabulated for the current page
- an example of a completed Tabulation Form (433KB PDF)
- Once the printed Tabulation Form is completed and checked, make a copy of the Workshop/Lab Evaluation Results template (see Step 3) and name it for the Workshop/Lab that was just tabulated (e.g. FOSS4G2007_Workshop-01_Evaluation_Results.doc).
- Edit that document, replacing Workshop/Lab number & title, and filling in the number of Evaluations (you don't need to fill in Room, Capacity, or Attendees).
- Type in the numbers from the Tabulation Form that was completed in Step 5.
- Save the document.
- Edit the corresponding row in the above table (see Step 1) and change the status to "Done".
- Email the Evaluation Results document to the Workshop Committee chair, Dave Patton
- an example of the completed Evaluation Results document (340KB PDF) for the Tabulation Form example from Step 6.