From The Ground Up

The Publication of Archaeological Projects

a user needs survey

 


Appendices

Appendix 4.6: Analysis of questionnaire results broken down by response time


A Day 9 137 responses
B Days 18-22 162 responses
C Days 32-38 104 responses

All percentages are worked out on the responses periods given above.

Question 3.4: In general, do fieldwork publications provide you with all the information you need for the above purposes (see Q3.3)?

  Yes No Unanswered
A 59% 36% 5%
B 65% 25% 9%
C 62% 33% 6%

Question 4.1a: Is there a need for a better system for reporting on recent / ongoing fieldwork projects within the British Isles on a regular basis, either in a single publication, or a series of regional / national publications?

  Yes No Don't know / no opinion Unanswered
A 64% 9% 22% 4%
B 63% 7% 25% 5%
C 57% 13% 27% 3%

Question 4.4: Do you think that the quantity of 'grey literature' fieldwork publications being produced constitutes a problem for the discipline?

  Yes No Don't know / no opinion Unanswered
A 64% 11% 22% 3%
B 40% 20% 35% 5%
C 47% 16% 30% 8%

Question 4.5a: Do you think that there is an inadequate relationship between fieldwork projects (and the publications that result from them) and research / publications concerned with the synthesis of archaeological knowledge (e.g. about particular subjects, periods and regions)?

  Yes No Don't know / no opinion Unanswered
A 56% 12% 27% 5%
B 37% 13% 41% 9%
C 47% 15% 31% 7%


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