SharePoint Survey Results – Job Class Analysis

Hi Matt,

There are lots of interesting pieces of information across the survey and I suspect I’ll be working all of Friday on the laptop Tiffany gave me to try and make sense of it all.

I will probably also come in for a bit early Friday morning.

I just spent 25 minutes looking at the output from question 10.

I moved that into an Excel spreadsheet (attached)

And then I classified the reported jobs by 7 types:

1. Fellow

2. Technician

3. Unknown

4. Communication

5. Support Staff

6. Manager

7. Scientist

Got this graph:

I was pleased to see that scientists participated a good amount (bear in mind, total who self-reported job class was 47, but before this exercise, the largest single class of respondents was those sitting at the Station Director’s Office). It is important to know this so we can say, “we analyzed the needs of users in diverse use cases.”

The chart is found in sheet 2 of the attached spreadsheet; I recommend that you have a look at Sheet 1 to see if you agree with my classifications. There was one “unknown” that was not a “joke,” that I was unable to classify (problem with my personal knowledge of Forest Service details).


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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on February 10, 2017, in Uncategorized, USFS Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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