Need your input
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 16:05:33 CST

Dear Desktop Videoconferencer:

I am a graduate student at the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater; and, for my masters thesis, I am
researching how people react to desktop videoconferences.

I am not associated/affiliated with any business enterprise nor
marketing agency.

This is a serious research study and you could be of
great assistance to me. Please take five minutes to complete the
following twenty-five question survey.

Reply/Return the survey via email to:

I genuinely appreciate the time and effort you put into this.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this research.


Roger W. Vogts
Masters Candidate
Department of Communication
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater



"Communication with Desktop Videoconferencing"

The purpose of this questionnaire is to investigate your
reactions to your most recent desktop videoconference. Please
indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree that each
statement describes this type of conversation (desktop
videoconference). The 4 or middle position on the scale
represents "undecided" or "neutral,"then moving out from the
center, "slight" agreement or disagreement, then "moderate," then
"strong" agreement or disagreement. For example, if you strongly
agree with the following statement you would place a "1" on the
blank line.

Agree : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : Disagree

__1__ The other person moved around a lot.


For each of the following 19 questions, please respond with a
number from 1 - 7 that corresponds to the following scale:

Agree : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : Disagree

___ 1. The other person let me know that I was communicating

___ 2. Nothing was accomplished.

___ 3. I would like to have another conversation like this

___ 4. The other person genuinely wanted to get to know me.

___ 5. I was very dissatisfied with the conversation.

___ 6. I had something else to do.

___ 7. I felt that during the conversation I was able to
present myself as I wanted the other person to view me.

___ 8. The other person showed me that he/she understood what
I said.

___ 9. I was very satisfied with the conversation.

___ 10. The other person expressed a lot of interest in what I
had to say.

___ 11. I did not enjoy the conversation.

___ 12. The other person did not provide support for what
he/she was saying.

___ 13. I felt I could talk about anything with the other

___ 14. We each got to say what we wanted.

___ 15. I felt that we could laugh easily together.

___ 16. The conversation flowed easily together.

___ 17. The other person changed the topic when his/her
feelings were brought into the conversation.

___ 18. The other person frequently said things which added
little to the conversation.

___ 19. We talked about something I was not interested in.

(For questions 20 & 21, please fill in the blanks.)

20. With whom did you have this desktop videoconference?
(I am interested in the relationship you
have with this person; ie. friend, colleage,
supervisor, subordinate, family member, etc.)


21. Which software package did you use for this desktop


(This information is vital to the research being conducted.
It will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and will not be used
for any purpose other than to correlate statistics from
this survey. Although all of the informaiton is important
to the research, please feel free to omit any anwers you do
not feel comfortable providing.)

22. Your Age: _______

23. Your Gender (check one): Female: ___ Male ___

24. You are a citizen of which country: _____________________
24a. Your Ethnic Background (USA respondants ONLY)(check one):

European-American ___
African-American ___
Asian-American ___
Chicano/Latino American ___
Indian(Asia)-American ___
Native American ___
Other (specify) ____________________

25. What is your approximate annual income: ___________
(USA dollars)

************** THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT ***************

Please return this completed survey to: