Re: Where is the data?

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-08-20 at 14:43 +0200, Tomasz Torcz wrote:
>>   I think his objections were justified.  There is really no raw data
>> at those URLs.
> Except Allan never claimed he was providing raw data. In fact,
> he explicitly said that he does not do write-ups of user tests.

So what's the point of replying to a mail asking specifically for data?

> I also do user tests when working on the help. I also don't do
> write-ups. I fix problems or I pass information on to those who
> are in a position to fix the problems.
> Just because I don't publish reports doesn't mean I don't do
> user tests. And the constant assertions that nobody is looking
> at feedback are getting a bit insulting.

User tests, like surveys, are not perfect and can be both misleading,
and not significant enough.

If those tests are to be taken seriously, they should be published so
that they can be scrutinized, otherwise they are not evidence of
anything, not to the rest of the world.

Felipe Contreras

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