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Re^2: Test Survey Results

by Herkum (Parson)
on Aug 04, 2008 at 15:08 UTC ( #702081=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Test Survey Results
in thread Test Survey Results

You should also point out the sample distribution as well. I have known about 20-30 perl programmers that I have worked with and none of them have ever done testing. Nor have any of them ever visited or or any other organized mailing list. CPAN is considered some type of spam site(maybe I am exaggerating a little).

The point is, that the people who would see and take the Poll as people who are more active in the community therefore more likely to have better habits than someone who 'already knows' how to do programing and therefore does not consult the web for advice. This distribution will royally screw up any potential estimate that you are trying to get from your Poll.

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