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Re: Doing survey on students' use of Octave

From: Alasdair McAndrew
Subject: Re: Doing survey on students' use of Octave
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:36:20 +1100

It depends very much on what you want to find out.  But here are some possible questions.  In general aim for the use of a Likert scale (5 choices: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Disagree) and hand out the questionnaire on paper: online questionnaires, although convenient, have a very poor return rate.  Are you using Octave as part of your assessment and grading? 

You might want a few open-ended questions:

If I can think of any other questions I'll let you know.



On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 8:21 PM, Doan Minh Dang <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi all,

I just finished teaching a course on Numerical methods with Octave.
Thank to the new GUI, my students seem to adopt Octave easily,
although many of them haven't work much with computer before.

I intend to get feedbacks from students for assessment on how well
they are taking Octave for their study. Anybody can give me
suggestions on what aspects/questions to do this survey (by

Hints to similar research are also greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards,
Dang Doan
Can Tho University of Technology, Vietnam

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