From the EA Survey team
It's been great to get so many suggestions for questions for this year's annual EA Survey, in the Facebook thread, the Forum post, and throughout the year. As we said, we'd also like to get the community's suggestions for the survey's planning and execution. What additional purposes can the survey serve? How can we reach interesting groups about which we know little or which are hard to find out about, such as people on the fringes of effective altruism, or people who favour effective poverty charities but haven't heard of EA? Where should we share the survey and to whom should we send it? Is it worth selecting and targeting an initial sample before trying to reach as many people as possible? (Though we've already asked Greg Lewis for suggestions on this and are planning to follow them after lengthy internal and external discussion.) How long or short should the survey be, and is there any harm adding a long 'extra credit' section? What projects or services could getting certain information from the survey enable? What strategic decisions could it inform?
Comment here, and remember that the ultimate place to discuss anything about the survey is as always a .impact meeting - in particular the survey deep dive that will be held on Sunday 24 May at 9pm UTC (2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm London). A Google Hangouts link to join will be posted in the Facebook event for this at that time. It'll be a chance to talk directly with the survey team and help work things out.