PhD Student and other roles.

With regards to the PhD I am doing, it is part of my purist to impart my knowledge and experience to others and contribute to the body of human knowledge.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Q-Sort Survey for Attitudes to Data Sharing within the Archaeological Community, is here.

As promised, the Q-Sort survey for attitudes to data sharing within the archaeological community, is now ready and on-line.

I've written a handy user guide, it's well worth a quick look, as it's unlikely to take more than three minutes to read.


This link will take you to the survey.

Why am I doing this, who am I etc?

I’m a 2nd year Computer Science PhD. student at the University of Manchester  researching attitudes to data sharing within the archaeological community with a view to developing tools for integrating and sharing archaeological data. To this end, having conducted semi-structured interviews, I have developed an on-line survey to identify issues that are acting as barriers to data sharing within the archaeological community.

It is in effect a form of requirements analysis, but with a focus on non-functional requirements, such as governance, ownership of data etc. as opposed to functional requirements, i.e. formats for capturing data, scope of a proposed system etc. Hence I have adopted  Q-Methodology for the survey, which is a ‘subjective’ or qualitative survey technique the results of are then examined quantitatively, by means of statistical analysis.

I'm only asking for your e-mail address in the survey, in addition to recording how the tiles are placed by you.

Here's a reminder what the Q-Sort survey looks like:-