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   Re: [xml-dev] XQuery Adoption Survey Results

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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
>    year.
> 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
>    sizes.

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.



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