HEIRNET User Survey 2005 Report and analysis undertaken by ADS on behalf of HEIRNET By J. Brewer and W.G. Kilbride 2006

3.2.7 Q5: What are your main reasons for visiting Archaeology and Historic Environment web sites like ours?

These figures indicate that users in this community approach HEIRs for a variety of purposes. 'Local History' is a generic term that could refer to most kinds of researching in either Archaeology or the Historic Environment. It is therefore surprising that a sizable 23% of those surveyed indicated that they either rarely or never used HEIRs for this type of information.

It is significant to note that a larger percentage of the population claims to frequently use HEIRs for studying at the 6th Form College or High School level than actually identify themselves as 6th Form College or High School students. This is the same for Life Long Learners and Undergraduates, indicating that there is overlap amongst the user groups. This means that it is difficult to associate a particular audience with a particular reason for coming to HEIRs, it is much more complicated than that.

'Jobs' is a fairly popular choice, but the results are almost split between those who frequently approach sites for jobs, and those who never do. This indicates a distinct split in the community between those who consider themselves employed in the archaeological and historical environment sector, and those who are interested only in the non-vocational knowledge to be gained in this sector.

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Figure 7: Question 5 Responses

Associated Tables

Q5 Total pop xls pdf
Q5 Groups xls pdf