In this post we present a straight percentage count of the preselected options for the 17 research activities that we asked about in our survey Innovations in Scholarly Communication. These figures represent the first 1000 responses.
Please keep in mind that these first 1000 reponses do have a bias due to the predominant distribution methods in the first weeks of the survey (Twitter and other social media, and mailing lists). The final results will probably substantially deviate from what you see below, and be more reliable. We need way more response and hope that institutions/libraries will take the opportunity to distribute the survey and get the data for their institution.
Also note that many respondents specified which other tools they use, in addition to the preselected options. Together the 1000 respondents mentioned over 1000 (!) different tools not yet included in these counts. Further, sizeable groups skipped questions (which they were allowed to) or specified that they used “none”. More about these issues in a later post.
We are not going to formally analyse these figures now but merely present them to show what types of counts are possible. We’re seeing interesting patterns already but are careful not to jump to conclusions in this early hour. Please leave comments if you wish.