It’s cold out there, the docks are gone, and —can we all agree on this?— erging does get a little tedious after a while. High time then to take a first peek at the CRC survey’s results. Before beginning, though, a caveat — once we dig in deeper into the substantial data we accumulated some of the points below will undoubtedly be amended; others will be added; and ultimately all will be fully reported. Meanwhile, here’s what we can glean from the outcome right now:
We intend to follow-up this “First Look” with a full report of what we think the substantial survey data and manifold text answers are telling us. Of course, even though about half of the club’s members did respond, we’re not working here with what one would call “random sampling”. Extrapolations to the “PBC universe” at large, therefore, will have to be ingested with many grains of salt, or otherwise we’ll wind up with some fascinating correlations such as shown in the graph below…
—-The CRC Survey Team (Cheryl Capps, Kathleen Landauer, Dana Perrone, Fritz Theyer; decisively assisted by Virginia Bryant)
Survey Results Just In: “In general, 72 percent of people know which directions “port” and “starboard” refer to. But among those who don’t excel at Microsoft Excel, 84 percent know which directions “port” and “starboard” refer to.” — Based on a survey of 139 people who don’t excel at Microsoft Excel and 382 people total (from www.correlated.org).