Rexer Analytics, a data mining consulting firm, is conducting their 5th annual survey of the analytic behaviors, views and preferences of data mining professionals. I urge all of you to respond to the survey and help us all understand better the nature of the data mining and predictive analytics industry. The following text contains their instructions and overview.

If you want to skip the verbage and just get on with the survey, use code RL3X1 and go here.

Your responses are completely confidential: no information you provide on the survey will be shared with anyone outside of Rexer Analytics. All reporting of the survey findings will be done in the aggregate, and no findings will be written in such a way as to identify any of the participants. This research is not being conducted for any third party, but is solely for the purpose of Rexer Analytics to disseminate the findings throughout the data mining community via publication, conference presentations, and personal contact.

To participate, please click on the link below and enter the access code in the space provided. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Anyone who has had this email forwarded to them should use the access code in the forwarded email.

Survey Link: www.RexerAnalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-2011-Intro2.html
Access Code: RL3X1

If you would like a summary of last year’s or this year’s findings emailed to you, there will be a place at the end of the survey to leave your email address. You can also email us directly (DataMinerSurvey@RexerAnalytics.com) if you have any questions about this research or to request research summaries. Here are links to the highlights of the previous years’ surveys. Contact us if you want summary reports from any of these years.
-- 2010 survey highlights: http://www.rexeranalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-Results-2010.html
-- 2009 survey highlights: http://www.rexeranalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-Results-2009.html
-- 2008 survey highlights: http://www.rexeranalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-Results-2008.html
-- 2007 survey highlights: http://www.rexeranalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-Results.html

Thank you for your time. We hope this research program continues to provide useful information to the data mining community.

Sincerely,

Karl Rexer, PhD