|My initial list of questions.|
- What subject are you currently studying?
- Do you create work that goes through some stage of the print process?
- Have you attended any print workshops while you have been at Leeds College of Art?
- What print methods do you think are most relevant to your practice?
- Would you feel confident enough to complete this print process alone?
- Do you feel it would benefit your practice if you understood the print process better?
- Are you aware of the technical specifications associated with print? For example, spot and process colours?
- Have you been introduced to the finishing techniques available?
- Would you like to know more about the finishing techniques and how they can benefit your work?
- The workshops act as a good introduction to the different print processes. However, at any point after the workshops do you feel further support is needed to help you understand the process thoroughly?
I used the website 'Survey Monkey' to host my survey online, this enabled me to disseminate it to a large target audience with relative ease.
Survey Link - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TR652SP
ANALYZING THE DATA.
Next, after collecting the results from my survey I browsed over the fine details and analysed the data, the aim of this is to see what conclusions I can make about students and their interaction with the print process.
- 98% of students who participated in the survey create work that goes through some stage of the print process.
- Silk screen printing and Digital printing are the most common printing techniques used by students.
- 92.6% of students believe that their practice would benefit if they know more about these print processes.
- Only 45.5% of students know what finishing techniques are available in college....
- And 90.6% of students who participated in the survey want to know more about the available techniques and how they can be applied.
- Although the majority of students attend print workshops while they are at Leeds College of Art, 76.5% of them believe that further help is needed after these to help them completely understand the process.
- Students from certain subjects like photography have little or no knowledge of the different print processes, but feel that it would benefit their practice if they knew more.