EE Publishers


Overall Survey Results:


Reader survey: 2016


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Page 1 of 4Time required: 1 minute.Content: 6 questions on your demographic information. 
1Which EE Publishers magazine(s), e-Zines and/or email newsletters do you receive / read? (Select on one or more options, or leave blank of you receive none).
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
EngineerIT: measurement, instrumentation, electronics, telecoms, automation, control and ICT
   
237 39.7%
Energize: generation, transmission, distribution, application and sustainable use of electric power and energy)
   
283 47.4%
Vector: Lighting, switchgear, drives, mechanical technology, installations and contracting
   
239 40.1%
PositionIT: Geomatics, surveying, geographic information science, mapping, remote sensing and location based business
   
195 32.7%
 Totals596100%
2Required What is your age (years)?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Less than 20
 
0 0.0%
20 - 30
   
39 7.7%
31 - 40
   
86 17.0%
41 - 50
   
100 19.8%
51 - 60
   
115 22.8%
Greater than 60
   
163 32.4%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals503100%
3Required What is your gender?
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Male
   
427 84.8%
Female
   
76 15.1%
No Responses
 
00.0%
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4Required In which province do you live?
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Gauteng
   
282 56.0%
Limpopo
   
11 2.1%
Mpumalanga
   
13 2.5%
North West
   
9 1.7%
Northern Cape
   
3 <1%
Western Cape
   
85 16.8%
Eastern Cape
   
22 4.3%
KwaZulu-Natal
   
49 9.7%
Free State
   
9 1.7%
Other (outside South Africa)
   
20 3.9%
No Responses
 
00.0%
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5Required What is your highest tertiary educational qualification (closest or equivalent)?
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
None / school leaver
   
18 3.5%
Trade qualification
   
19 3.7%
Higher trade qualification
   
30 5.9%
Technikon / university of technology diploma
   
115 22.8%
Technikon / university of technology first degree
   
27 5.3%
University first degree
   
88 17.4%
Masters / postgraduate / second degree
   
156 31.0%
Doctorate
   
28 5.5%
Other
   
22 4.3%
No Responses
 
00.0%
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6Required What statutory professional registration (or equivalent) do you have?(Select one or more options).
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
None
   
194 32.0%
Registered accredited person: electrical tester fror single phase
   
1 <1%
Registered accredited person: installation electrician
   
43 7.1%
Registered accredited person: master installation electrician
   
9 1.4%
Registered professional engineering technician
   
20 3.3%
Registered professional engineering technologist
   
22 3.6%
Registered professional certificated engineer
   
18 2.9%
Registered professional engineer or chartered engineer
   
75 12.3%
Registered technical surveyor: land, mine or photogrammetric
   
21 3.4%
Registered professional surveyor: land, mine or photogrammetric
   
21 3.4%
Registered technical GISc practitioner
   
12 1.9%
Registered professional GISc practitioner
   
18 2.9%
Other
   
71 11.7%
 Totals605100%
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Page 2 of 4. Time required: 2 minutes.Content: 6 questions on your work environment. 
7Required What are your (closest) primary work functions?(Select one or more options).
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not applicable (student / unemployed / retired)
   
37 6.2%
Consulting
   
136 22.9%
Research / development
   
96 16.2%
Design / engineering
   
118 19.9%
Engineering management
   
88 14.8%
Sales / marketing
   
88 14.8%
Manufacturing / production
   
30 5.0%
Production / process management
   
14 2.3%
Quality control / quality management
   
37 6.2%
Projects / project management
   
134 22.6%
Installations / contracting
   
62 10.4%
Testing / commissioning
   
60 10.1%
Service / maintenance
   
61 10.3%
Education / training
   
59 9.9%
Human resource development / management
   
8 1.3%
IT / IT management
   
25 4.2%
Financial / accounting
   
15 2.5%
General management / administration
   
70 11.8%
Executive / business management
   
65 10.9%
Other (please specify in Comments block)
   
33 5.5%
 Totals592100%

8Required In which fields of work are you primarily engaged?(Select one or more options).
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not applicable (student / unemployed / retired)
   
38 6.4%
Energy and renewable energy
   
146 24.7%
Power generation
   
62 10.4%
Power transmission and distribution
   
96 16.2%
Industrial / commercial use of electricity
   
65 10.9%
Lighting design and application
   
46 7.7%
Switchgear and drives
   
56 9.4%
Electrical installations and contracting
   
91 15.3%
Measurement and instrumentation
   
58 9.8%
Electronics - design, manufacture, test and components
   
29 4.9%
Telecommunications, networking and broadcasting
   
37 6.2%
Automation and control
   
68 11.5%
Information technology, computing and software
   
37 6.2%
Geographic information science and GIS
   
89 15.0%
Surveying and photogrammetry
   
62 10.4%
Remote sensing
   
48 8.1%
Location based business / applications
   
23 3.8%
Other (please specify in Comments block)
   
44 7.4%
 Totals591100%

9Required What is the business form of your primary employer?
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not applicable (student / unemployed / retired)
   
39 7.7%
Self employed / sole proprietor
   
66 13.1%
Partnership
   
6 1.1%
Closed corporation
   
36 7.1%
Private / unlisted company
   
121 24.0%
Public / listed company
   
77 15.3%
University / technikon / educational establishment
   
14 2.7%
Research institute
   
8 1.5%
Central / provincial / local government department / municipality
   
32 6.3%
Utility / state owned enterprise
   
48 9.5%
Parastatal / standards / regulatory body
   
36 7.1%
Section 21 (not-for-profit) company / NGO
   
4 <1%
Other
   
16 3.1%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals503100%
10Required What is your (closest) level of responsibility within your primary employer?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Unemployed
   
3 <1%
Retired
   
58 11.5%
Student
   
2 <1%
Trainee
   
6 1.1%
Section / team member
   
88 17.4%
Section / team leader
   
87 17.2%
Departmental / divisional manager
   
100 19.8%
General manager
   
26 5.1%
Partner / member / director
   
76 15.1%
Chief executive / MD
   
57 11.3%
No Responses
 
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11Required What is the number of employees under your control?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Not applicable (student / unemployed / retired)
   
54 10.7%
None
   
131 26.0%
1 - 5
   
164 32.6%
6 - 20
   
90 17.8%
21 - 50
   
34 6.7%
51 - 200
   
19 3.7%
201 - 1000
   
9 1.7%
> 1000
   
2 <1%
No Responses
 
00.0%
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12Required What is the capital plus maintenance budget under your control?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
< R10 000
   
83 16.5%
R10 000 - R100 000
   
57 11.3%
R100 000 - R1-million
   
74 14.7%
R1-million - R10-million
   
86 17.0%
R10-million - R100-million
   
39 7.7%
> R100-million
   
20 3.9%
I would rather not say
   
144 28.6%
No Responses
 
00.0%
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Page 3 of 4. Time required: 2 minutes.Content: 7 questions regarding EE Publishers' information products, and your reading habits and preferences.
13Please rate each of EE Publishers' paper magazines that you receive. (Leave blank if you do not receive).
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Below average , 3 = Average , 4 = Above average , 5 = Good
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
EngineerIT paper edition
   
215 4.3
Energize paper edition
   
257 4.4
Vector paper edition
   
237 4.4
PositionIT paper edition
   
195 4.4
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


14Please rate each of EE Publishers' email newsletters that you receive. (Leave blank if you do not receive).
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Below average , 3 = Average , 4 = Above average , 5 = Good
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
EE-News email newsletter
   
300 4.3
EngineerIT email newsletter
   
214 4.2
Energize email newsletter
   
265 4.4
Vector email newsletter
   
240 4.3
PositionIT email newsletter
   
208 4.3
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


15Please rate EE Publishers' other information products that you use or follow. (Leave blank if you do not receive).
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Below average , 3 = Average , 4 = Above average , 5 = Good
Answer
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Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
EE Publishers' website
   
213 4.3
EE Publishers' e-Zines
   
133 4.3
EE Publishers' social media
   
83 4.0
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


16Required Of EE Publishers' information products that you receive, how much do you read?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
I read them in depth
   
49 9.7%
I peruse them and read a fair amount
   
152 30.2%
I scan them and read selected articles
   
291 57.8%
I scan them with little interest
   
6 1.1%
I do not read them at all
   
3 <1%
I do not receive any
   
2 <1%
No Responses
 
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17Please rate the overall content balance within EE Publishers' information products in respect of the criteria listed below.
 
 1 = Not enough , 2 = About right , 3 = Too much
Answer
123
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Views and opinion
   
465 2.0
Industry and institute news
   
457 2.0
Company, people and event news
   
456 2.0
Product and project news
   
462 1.9
Technology news
   
474 1.8
Technical articles
   
479 1.8
Education and training news
   
444 1.8
Safety and standards news
   
451 1.9
Legal and regulatory news
   
455 1.8
Business management news
   
447 1.9
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


18Please rate EE Publishers information products that you receive in respect of the criteria listed below. (Leave blank if you do not receive).
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Below average , 3 = Average , 4 = Above average , 5 = Good
Answer
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Quality of layout
   
467 4.1
Quality of content
   
467 4.2
Content balance
   
464 4.1
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


19Required Of EE Publishers' paper magazines that you receive, on average approximately how many ADDITIONAL persons get a chance to read each magazine?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
I don't receive
   
94 18.6%
0 (only I read)
   
146 29.0%
1
   
79 15.7%
2
   
72 14.3%
3
   
39 7.7%
4
   
13 2.5%
5
   
11 2.1%
More than 5
   
49 9.7%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals503100%
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Page 4 of 4. Time required: 2 minutes.Content: 4 questions regarding your usage and preferences, and your perceptions of EE Publishers, and this survey.
20Required What hardware platform(s) do you use to read EE Publishers information products?
 
 1 = Never , 2 = Seldom , 3 = Sometines , 4 = Often
Answer
1234
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Paper magazines
   
503 3.0
Desktop computer
   
503 2.5
Laptop computer
   
503 3.0
Tablet computer
   
503 1.7
Smart phone
   
503 1.6
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


21Required Which social media networks do you use to read EE Publishers information products?
 
 1 = Never , 2 = Seldom , 3 = Sometimes , 4 = Often
Answer
1234
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Facebook
   
503 1.4
LinkedIn
   
503 1.7
Twitter
   
503 1.3
Other (specify in Comment block)
   
503 1.2
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


22Required In general, please rate your preference(s), from 1 (dislike or do not use) to 5 (like a lot), on how you like to receive information about your industry?
 
 1 = 1 , 2 = 2 , 3 = 3 , 4 = 4 , 5 = 5
Answer
12345
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Paper magazines
   
503 3.6
Multi-media websites
   
503 3.2
Email newsletters
   
503 3.9
Flip-page e-Zines
   
503 2.5
Twitter
   
503 1.6
Facebook
   
503 1.7
LinkedIn
   
503 2.1
Other (specify in Comment block)
   
503 1.3
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


23Required Please give your perceptions of EE Publishers in respect of the criteria listed below, and also feel free to provide any further comments and/or feedback.
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Average , 3 = Good
Answer
123
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Committment to the sectors served
   
503 2.8
Reputation within the sectors served
   
503 2.8
Credibility within the sectors served
   
503 2.8
Level of service to the sectors served
   
503 2.8
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


24Required Please rate this survey in respect of the criteria listed below, and give us your feedback/comments.
 
 1 = Poor , 2 = Average , 3 = Good
Answer
123
Number of
  Responses
Rating
Score*
Understandibility
   
503 2.8
Ease of completion
   
503 2.8
*The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.