Lists Home |
Date Index |
Tony Lavinio wrote:
> 1. We emailed over 75,000 IT professionals, and also had the
> survey posted on our website. We obtained email address from
> tradeshow lists, direct marketing lists, registered customers
> and our entire customer prospect list. We did not as some
> have suggested ask just the XQuery SIG :).
> 2. 550 completed surveys were submitted.
> 3. Of the 550 people who submitted complete surveys, 477
> indicated that they currently use or plan to use XQuery this
> 4. This is a huge sample size... to put things in perspective,
> last year, media news outlets were trying to determine the
> outcome of the US presidential election using smaller sample
It's a self-selecting sample. The result has no validity at all.
Obviously, most of the people who replied had some interest in XQuery.
The only result you got was 99.3% of IT professionals surveyed don't
respond to spam.