Cycle 6 Phase II Questionnaire

A. GENERAL

1. Which is the primary instrument of your proposal?

210 responses received; 198 used for the statistics 18 responses had multiple instruments, the "primary instrument" was identified by the selection of the CS. 9 responses had more than one proposal, these numbers are included in the table.

2. Did you uncover any problems in planning your approved program that you wished you had known about in making your Phase I proposal?

Comments by topic

3. How long did it take you to prepare your Phase II proposal?

4. Did you received the Phase II information and templates in a timely manner?

5. Please rate the Instrument Handbooks (1=poor 6=excellent)

6. Please rate the Phase II instructions (1=poor 6=excellent)

Comments on the documentation

What was missing from the documentation or presented in a manner that made it difficult to understand how to proceed?

How could the documentation be improved?

7. Please rate the level of difficulty you had in completing the Phase II template (1=easy 6=very difficult)

What was the most difficult part of the process for you?

B. RPS2

8. Please rate the RPS2 manual (1=poor 6=excellent)

9. Please rate the ease of installation of RPS2 (1=poor 6=excellent)

10. Please rate the ease of use of RPS2 (1=poor 6=excellent)

11. Please rate the speed of RPS2 (1=poor 6=excellent)

12. Are the RPS2 outputs understandable? (1=poor 6=excellent)

13. Are the RPS2 descriptions clear? (1=poor 6=excellent)

Comments

C. PED

14. Did you use the Proposal Editor (PED)?

percentages by instrument

Why didn't you use PED?

15. Did PED made it easier for you to create a diagnostic-free proposal?

Percentages of those using PED (58 responses)

16. Did PED lessen the need to refer to proposal instructions or other documentation?

Percentages of those using PED

17. Should STScI add more capabilities to PED?

18. Please rank the following new PED capability: duplication of visits (1=low 6=very high)

19. Please rank the following new PED capability: ability to cut and paste (1=low 6=very high)

D. Contacts

20. Did you contact your Program Coordinator in order to complete your Phase II proposal?

21. Did you contact your Contact Scientist in order to complete your Phase II proposal?

22. Did you contact other Institute personnel in order to complete your Phase II proposal?

23. Did you contact help@stsci.edu in order to complete your Phase II proposal?

24. If you did contact your PC, CS or other institute personnel, did you receive an answer in a timely manner?

25. If you did contact your PC, CS or other institute personnel, how helpful was this contact? (1=not helpful 6=extremely helpful)

26. If you did contact your PC, CS or other institute personnel, would you rather have obtained the information you needed instead via:

21 comments expressed a need for a "human contact"

E. Target Measurement

27. Did you measure your target coordinates using the instructions provided with the Phase II instructions or the WWW page?

28. Where these instructions easy to follow?

Results from those that used this method:

29. Did you have any problems measuring the coordinates?

Results from those that used the method:

Comments

F. Information and Tools

30. Did you use the information on STEIS?

31. Did you know STEIS existed?

32. Please rate the information on STEIS (1=poor 6=excellent) (from those that used STEIS)

33. Did you use StarView?

34. Did you know StarView existed?

35. Please rate StarView (1=poor 6=excellent)

36. Did you used synphot?

37. Did you know synphot existed?

38. Please rate Synphot (1=poor 6=excellent)

39. Did you used the Linear Ramp filter selection tool?

40. Did you know the Linear Ramp Filter selection tool existed?

41. Please rate the Linear Ramp Filter Selection tool (1=poor 6=excellent)

42. Did you use the WFPC2 Exposure Time Calculator?

43. Did you know the WFPC2 Exposure Time Calculator existed?

44. Please rate the WFPC2 ETC (1=poor 6=excellent)

45. Did you use the Orientation Calculator in StarView?

46. Did you know the Orientation Calculator (in StarView) existed?

47. Please rate the Orientation Calculator in StarView (1=poor 6=excellent)

48. Did you use the FOC Simulator?

49. Did you know the FOC Simulator existed?

50. Please rate the FOC simulator (1=poor 6=excellent)

51. Did you use the FOC Orientation Calculator?

52. Did you know the FOC Orientation Calculator existed?

53. Please rate the FOC Orientation Calculator (1=poor 6=excellent)


D. Golombek (golombek@stsci.edu)
last updated: 15 May 1996