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The survey that was

I've just updated the redirects from the Great Wargaming Survey domains back to this blog section. The Great Wargaming Survey 2018 is over. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to fill it in, to our sponsors, and to everyone who helped spread the news.

Guy and I have had a stupid busy summer for all kinds of reasons, which hasn't allowed us to promote the survey as much as we wanted. As a result, we haven't had as many responses as before, but 6791 is still a respectable number, I think.

We'll dive into the results very soon, as I'm quite eager to see the responses to our new, hobby-focused questions.

3 thoughts on “The survey that was”

  • Brian Van de Walker
    Brian Van de Walker September 10, 2018 at 8:16 am

    That depends, how many attend the big war gaming conventions?

  • Jasper Oorthuys

    Hi Brian,
    What do you mean to say by that? Salute gets about that many visitors I believe, but the point of a survey is not to ask everyone, but to ask a representative sample of everyone. Do we have that this way? No, it's self selecting for people who are happy to take surveys online and those we can reach in summer. But it'd be more diverse than visitors to a single show.

    • Brian Van de Walker
      Brian Van de Walker September 14, 2018 at 2:17 am

      I meant nothing disparaging by it, and it should be enough or more than enough of representation in that case (Salute is a bigger con for the war gaming community). I am also happy to explain, you see with statistics in order to have a "good sample" you need to first know, at least roughly, the size of the total actual population of the group your making statistics of. Given the nature of the hobby (you can only play solo for so long) con attendance and club memberships might/should give something of a rough idea of the actual number, the other (better now that I think about) way would be to check out the number Facebook followers on one or more of the major companies in the industry. Neither will give you everyone involved with the hobby, but it should give a rough estimate.

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