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                                  Survey Results
                                    & Analysis
                                                  for


                                        INFORMS


                                            Account: 48502
                                    Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:00:49 AM




                                     Vista™ Survey System




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   Introduction
           This report contains a detailed statistical analysis of the results to your survey named 2009
           INFORMS Member Survey. The results analysis includes answers from all respondents who
           took your survey in the 28 day period from Thursday, May 28, 2009 to Wednesday, June 24,
           2009 inclusive.



           Report Contents

           This report is divided into four sections:


                       1.   Introduction
                       2.   Results Analysis
                       3.   Questionnaire
                       4.   Notes


           The Introduction (this section) contains an overview of the report structure.

           The Results Analysis section contains a summary and statistical analysis of the results to
           each question in your survey.

           The Questionnaire section lists all questions in your survey's questionnaire. This is provided
           as a reference to help you interpret the Results Analysis.

           The Notes sections contains definitions of key terms and tips on how to interpret your
           results.



           Confidence Intervals

           Wherever possible, results are presented with an indication of the results accuracy. Usually
           this is presented in the form of a confidence interval. It is important when reviewing survey
           results to make sure that any action you plan is based only on statistically significant results.



           Correlation Analysis

           In preparing the results analysis, the report generator has examined all questions in pairs to
           see if there are any correlations between answers. Whenever a significant correlation is
           found, it is noted. This information can be valuable in determining what demographic or
           experience characteristics tend to drive key measures such as overall satisfaction.




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   Results Analysis
   Survey name:                 2009 INFORMS Member Survey
   Start date:                  Thursday, May 28, 2009
   End date:                    Wednesday, June 24, 2009
   Number of respondents:       1530

   Filter:
   Include all respondents' answers.




   i)    2009 INFORMS MEMBERSHIP SURVEYThank you for participating.Your responses will help us serve you
         and the entire membership better. All who complete the entire survey will be entered into a drawing to
         win one of 10 Kindles, the popular new e-book reader from Amazon!




   ii)   Membership




   1)    Which of the following do you currently belong to? [Check all that apply.]



          INFORMS                           (1491)                                                       97.5%
          An INFORMS subdivision
          (society, section, or forum)
                                             (844)                                     55.2%
          focusing on specific subject
          matter
          A local INFORMS chapter            (220)             14.4%
          An INFORMS student chapter          (81)        5.3%
          Total                             (1530)


                                                     Confidence: +/-2.5%




   2)    Have you belonged to any of these in the past but no longer belong? [Check all that apply.]



          INFORMS                               (166)                                 41.6%
          An INFORMS subdivision (society,
          section, or forum) focusing on        (167)                                 41.9%
          specific subject matter
          A local INFORMS chapter               (108)                      27.1%
          An INFORMS student chapter            (138)                          34.6%
          Total                                 (399)




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                                                         Confidence: +/-4.8%



        An answer to this question is not required and 1131 of 1530 respondents chose not to answer.




   3)   What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important reason)
        for joining INFORMS? [Check one answer only.]



         It was a way in which I could
         gain visibility throughout my          (211)              14.1%
         profession
         INFORMS would help me
         maintain my identity as a
                                                (304)                  20.3%
         Management
         Scientist/Operations Researcher
         I wanted to be able to keep up
         with the state of the art in a
         specific area of Management
                                                (460)                       30.7%
         Science and Operations
         Research, either in research or
         in practice
         I wanted to be informed about a
                                                (319)                  21.3%
         wide variety of subjects
         I wanted to meet people with
                                                (141)           9.4%
         similar and related interests
         I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                  (57)      3.8%
         new job opportunities
         I wanted to meet potential
         clients that would be attracted
                                                   (7)     0.5%
         by INFORMS and an INFORMS
         affiliation
         Total                                 (1499)


                                                         Confidence: +/-2.3%      Average Score: 3.05



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),1)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),1)!=-1




   4)   What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
        important reason) for joining INFORMS? [Check one answer only.]



         It was a way in which I could
         gain visibility throughout my          (158)             10.6%
         profession
         INFORMS would help me
         maintain my identity as a
                                                (235)               15.8%
         Management
         Scientist/Operations Researcher
         I wanted to be able to keep up




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         with the state of the art in a
         specific area of Management
         Science and Operations                 (310)                    20.8%
         Research, either in research or
         in practice
         I wanted to be informed about a
                                                (316)                    21.2%
         wide variety of subjects
         I wanted to meet people with
                                                (281)                18.9%
         similar and related interests
         I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                  (89)        6.0%
         new job opportunities
         I wanted to meet potential
         clients that would be attracted
                                                  (18)     1.2%
         by INFORMS and an INFORMS
         affiliation
         I only had one primary goal; no
                                                  (82)       5.5%
         secondary goals
         Total                                 (1489)


                                                         Confidence: +/-2.1%       Average Score: 3.72



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),1)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),1)!=-1An answer to this question is not required and 10 of
        1499 respondents chose not to answer.




   5)   Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]



         I have tried to publish in the
                                                (135)                                            64.0%
         INFORMS journals
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                (173)                                                     82.0%
         Annual Fall Meeting
         I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                (163)                                                    77.3%
         Annual Fall Meeting
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (48)                     22.7%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (25)              11.8%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                  (70)                            33.2%
         Placement Service
         I have participated in INFORMS'
                                                   (8)        3.8%
         Speakers Program
         I have volunteered for INFORMS
                                                  (68)                            32.2%
         activities
         I have competed for INFORMS
                                                  (62)                           29.4%
         prizes and awards
         None of the above                        (15)            7.1%
         Total                                  (211)




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                                                         Confidence: +/-6.5%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is It was a way in which I could gain visibility
        throughout my profession.




   6)   Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]



         I regularly read OR/MS Today           (246)                                                       80.9%
         I have consulted print versions of
                                                (205)                                               67.4%
         the journals
         I have consulted electronic
                                                (166)                                       54.6%
         versions of the journals
         I have tried to publish in the
                                                (152)                                    50.0%
         journals
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                (186)                                          61.2%
         Annual Fall Meeting
         I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                (162)                                      53.3%
         Annual Fall Meeting
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (46)               15.1%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (24)          7.9%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have used the "Science of
                                                  (63)                  20.7%
         Better" Website
         I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                  (78)                     25.7%
         Placement Service
         I have competed for INFORMS
                                                  (53)                 17.4%
         prizes and awards
         None of the above                         (9)       3.0%
         Total                                  (304)


                                                         Confidence: +/-5.6%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is INFORMS would help me maintain my identity as a
        Management Scientist/Operations Researcher.




   7)   Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]



         I have consulted print versions of
                                                (376)                                                       81.7%
         the journals
         I have consulted electronic
                                                (338)                                                73.5%
         versions of the journals
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                (254)                                      55.2%
         Annual Fall Meeting




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         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                 (68)              14.8%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have used the "Science of
                                                 (79)               17.2%
         Better" Website
         I have used INFORMS' Speakers
                                                 (18)       3.9%
         Program
         I have competed for INFORMS
                                                 (54)             11.7%
         prizes and awards
         None of the above                        (9)      2.0%
         Total                                  (460)


                                                        Confidence: +/-4.5%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the
        art in a specific area of Management Science and Operations Research, either in research or in practice.




   8)   Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]



         I regularly read OR/MS Today           (268)                                                    84.0%
         I have consulted print versions of
                                                (202)                                         63.3%
         the journals
         I have consulted electronic
                                                (181)                                      56.7%
         versions of the journals
         I have tried to publish in the
                                                 (90)                       28.2%
         journals
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                (157)                                 49.2%
         Annual Fall Meeting
         I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                (105)                         32.9%
         Annual Fall Meeting
         I have attended the INFORMS
                                                 (60)                 18.8%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                 (26)          8.2%
         Spring Practice Meeting
         I have used INFORMS' Speakers
                                                  (5)      1.6%
         Program
         I have used the "Science of
                                                 (83)                      26.0%
         Better" Website
         None of the above                        (6)      1.9%
         Total                                  (319)


                                                        Confidence: +/-5.5%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is I wanted to be informed about a wide variety of
        subjects.




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   9)    Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today            (92)                                           65.2%
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                 (107)                                                   75.9%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (89)                                           63.1%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (32)                      22.7%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (14)             9.9%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Speakers
                                                   (5)        3.5%
          Program
          I regularly consult INFORMS'
                                                  (10)           7.1%
          Membership Directory
          I have volunteered for INFORMS
                                                  (40)                        28.4%
          activities
          None of the above                       (11)           7.8%
          Total                                  (141)


                                                         Confidence: +/-7.9%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is I wanted to meet people with similar and related
         interests.




   10) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today            (41)                                                71.9%
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (30)                                       52.6%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (5)               8.8%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                  (25)                                   43.9%
          Placement Service
          None of the above                        (9)                    15.8%
          Total                                   (57)


                                                         Confidence: +/-12.7%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is I wanted to identify and pursue new job
         opportunities.




   11)
         Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]




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          I regularly read OR/MS Today          (6)                                                          85.7%
          I have tried to publish in the
                                                (3)                                                 42.9%
          journals
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                (6)                                                          85.7%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                (1)                                    14.3%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                (2)                                            28.6%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                (1)                                    14.3%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have competed for INFORMS
                                                (1)                                    14.3%
          prizes and awards
          None of the above                     (0)                             0.0%
          Total                                 (7)


                                                      Confidence: +/-31.6%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 3 is I wanted to meet potential clients that would be
        attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS affiliation.




   12) You indicated that you have tried to publish in the INFORMS journals. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (34)           8.9%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (277)                                                72.9%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (69)                  18.2%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (380)


                                                         Confidence: +/-4.5%      Average Score: 2.09



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),1)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),4)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),2)!=-1




   13) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                (144)               15.8%
          expectations

          The experience has met my             (671)                                               73.5%




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         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (98)           10.7%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (913)


                                                         Confidence: +/-2.9%      Average Score: 1.95



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),5)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),3)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),5)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber
        (tolist(tostring([V10]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),3)!=-1




   14) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (52)           10.0%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                (402)                                                  77.3%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (66)             12.7%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (520)


                                                         Confidence: +/-3.6%      Average Score: 2.03



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),3)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),6)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),6)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),4)!=-1




   15) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (92)                           35.2%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                (147)                                       56.3%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (22)           8.4%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (261)


                                                         Confidence: +/-6.0%      Average Score: 1.73



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),4)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),7)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),4)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),7)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber
        (tolist(tostring([V10]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),5)!=-1




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   16) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (19)                      21.1%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (64)                                                 71.1%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (7)            7.8%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (90)


                                                         Confidence: +/-9.3%      Average Score: 1.87



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),5)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),8)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),8)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),5)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),6)!=-1




   17) You indicated that you have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (21)              12.1%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                (102)                                          59.0%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (50)                        28.9%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (173)


                                                         Confidence: +/-7.3%      Average Score: 2.17



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),6)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),10)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V10]))),4)!=-1




   18) You indicated that you have participated in INFORMS' Speakers Program. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (3)                8.3%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (30)                                                       83.3%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (3)                8.3%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (36)




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                                                         Confidence: +/-12.3%       Average Score: 2.00



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),7)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),6)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),9)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),6)!=-1




   19) You indicated that you have volunteered for INFORMS activities. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (29)                        26.9%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (73)                                              67.6%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (6)          5.6%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (108)


                                                         Confidence: +/-8.8%       Average Score: 1.79



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),8)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),8)!=-1




   20) You indicated that you have competed for INFORMS prizes and awards. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (40)                     23.5%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                (114)                                              67.1%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (16)            9.4%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (170)


                                                         Confidence: +/-7.1%       Average Score: 1.86



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V5]))),9)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),11)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),7)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),7)!=-1




   21) You indicated that you regularly read OR/MS Today. How has this activity met your expectations in
       pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my




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          expectations                            (90)             13.8%
          The experience has met my
                                                (517)                                                   79.2%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (46)         7.0%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (653)


                                                         Confidence: +/-3.1%      Average Score: 1.93



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),1)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),1)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V10]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V11]))),1)!=-1




   22) You indicated that you have consulted print versions of the journals. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                (113)              14.4%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (620)                                                   79.2%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (50)        6.4%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (783)


                                                         Confidence: +/-2.8%      Average Score: 1.92



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),2)!=-1




   23) You indicated that you have consulted electronic versions of the journals. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                (125)                 18.2%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (522)                                                 76.2%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (38)        5.5%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (685)


                                                         Confidence: +/-3.2%      Average Score: 1.87



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),3)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),3)!=-1




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   24) You indicated that you have used the "Science of Better" Website. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (34)                15.1%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                 (161)                                               71.6%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (30)              13.3%
         my expectations
         Total                                   (225)


                                                         Confidence: +/-5.9%      Average Score: 1.98



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V6]))),9)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V7]))),5)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V8]))),10)!=-1




   25) You indicated that you regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (2)                                   20.0%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                   (7)                                                     70.0%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (1)                            10.0%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (10)


                                                         Confidence: +/-26.6%      Average Score: 1.90



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V9]))),7)!=-
        1




   26) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important reason)
       for joining an INFORMS subdivision (society, section, or forum) focusing on specific subject matter?
       [Check one answer only.]



         It was a way in which I could gain
         visibility throughout my                (103)           11.2%
         profession
         I wanted to be able to keep up
         with the state of the art in my
                                                 (419)                               45.6%
         particular field of interest, both in
         research and in practice
         It would help me maintain my
                                                  (64)         7.0%
         professional identity




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                     6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 15 of 145



          I wanted to be informed about
          subjects more likely to be of           (173)                18.8%
          interest to me
          I wanted to meet people with
                                                  (144)             15.7%
          similar and related interests
          I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                   (11)     1.2%
          new job opportunities
          I wanted to meet potential clients
          that would be attracted by
                                                    (5)     0.5%
          INFORMS and an INFORMS
          affiliation
          Total                                   (919)


                                                          Confidence: +/-3.2%      Average Score: 2.88



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),2)!=-1




   27) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
       important reason) for joining an INFORMS subdivision (society, section, or forum) focusing on specific
       subject matter? [Check one answer only.]



          It was a way in which I could gain
          visibility throughout my                 (80)         8.8%
          profession
          I wanted to be able to keep up
          with the state of the art in my
                                                  (186)                20.4%
          particular field of interest, both in
          research and in practice
          It would help me maintain my
                                                  (113)            12.4%
          professional identity
          I wanted to be informed about
          subjects more likely to be of           (213)                 23.4%
          interest to me
          I wanted to meet people with
                                                  (219)                    24.1%
          similar and related interests
          I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                    (9)     1.0%
          new job opportunities
          I wanted to meet potential clients
          that would be attracted by
                                                   (12)     1.3%
          INFORMS and an INFORMS
          affiliation
          I only had one primary goal; no
                                                   (78)         8.6%
          secondary goals
          Total                                   (910)


                                                          Confidence: +/-2.8%      Average Score: 3.85



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),2)!=-1An answer to this question is not required and 9 of 919




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                     6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 16 of 145



         respondents chose not to answer.




   28) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have tried to publish in my
                                                   (51)                                     49.5%
          subdivision's journal
          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                   (60)                                          58.3%
          conferences
          I have spoken at my subdivision's
                                                   (50)                                    48.5%
          conferences
          I have volunteered for my
                                                   (44)                                  42.7%
          subdivision's activities
          I have competed for my
                                                   (30)                          29.1%
          subdivision's prizes and awards
          None of the above                        (17)                  16.5%
          Total                                  (103)


                                                          Confidence: +/-9.6%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is It was a way in which I could gain visibility
         throughout my profession.




   29) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have consulted print versions of
                                                 (248)                                        59.2%
          my subdivision's journal
          I have consulted electronic
          versions of my subdivision's           (226)                                     53.9%
          journal
          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                 (161)                             38.4%
          conferences
          I have competed for my
                                                   (46)            11.0%
          subdivision's prizes and awards
          None of the above                        (60)              14.3%
          Total                                  (419)


                                                          Confidence: +/-4.8%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the
         art in my particular field of interest, both in research and in practice.




   30)
         Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                       6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                          Page 17 of 145




          I have consulted print versions of
                                                 (30)                                    46.9%
          my subdivision's journal
          I have consulted electronic
          versions of my subdivision's           (27)                                   42.2%
          journal
          I have tried to publish in my
                                                 (19)                           29.7%
          subdivision's journal
          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                 (33)                                      51.6%
          conferences
          I have spoken at my subdivision's
                                                 (22)                              34.4%
          conferences
          I have competed for my
                                                  (6)              9.4%
          subdivision's prizes and awards
          None of the above                      (11)                   17.2%
          Total                                  (64)


                                                        Confidence: +/-12.0%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is It would help me maintain my professional identity.




   31) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                 (63)                           36.4%
          conferences
          I have spoken at my subdivision's
                                                 (43)                      24.9%
          conferences
          I regularly consult INFORMS'
                                                 (15)           8.7%
          Membership Directory
          I have volunteered for my
                                                 (22)              12.7%
          subdivision's activities
          None of the above                      (95)                                      54.9%
          Total                                (173)


                                                        Confidence: +/-7.3%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is I wanted to be informed about subjects more likely
        to be of interest to me.




   32) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                 (88)                                           61.1%
          conferences




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                   6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                        Page 18 of 145



          I have spoken at my subdivision's
                                                 (77)                                    53.5%
          conferences
          I regularly consult INFORMS'
                                                 (19)              13.2%
          Membership Directory
          None of the above                      (47)                          32.6%
          Total                                (144)


                                                        Confidence: +/-8.1%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is I wanted to meet people with similar and related
        interests.




   33) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                  (2)                                 18.2%
          conferences
          I have spoken at my subdivision's
                                                  (0)                   0.0%
          conferences
          I regularly consult INFORMS'
                                                  (1)                          9.1%
          Membership Directory
          I have volunteered for my
                                                  (0)                   0.0%
          subdivision's activities
          None of the above                       (8)                                                     72.7%
          Total                                  (11)


                                                        Confidence: +/-25.0%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is I wanted to identify and pursue new job
        opportunities.




   34) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have tried to publish in my
                                                  (0)                                 0.0%
          subdivision's journal
          I have attended my subdivision's
                                                  (3)                                                    60.0%
          conferences
          I have spoken at my subdivision's
                                                  (2)                                                    40.0%
          conferences
          I have competed for my
                                                  (1)                                          20.0%
          subdivision's prizes and awards
          None of the above                       (1)                                          20.0%
          Total                                   (5)




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                   6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                            Page 19 of 145



                                                          Confidence: +/-35.3%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 26 is I wanted to meet potential clients that would be
         attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS affiliation.




   35) You indicated that you have tried to publish in your subdivision's journal. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (15)                      21.4%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                   (46)                                              65.7%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                    (9)                 12.9%
          my expectations
          Total                                    (70)


                                                          Confidence: +/-11.0%       Average Score: 1.91



         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V28]))),1)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V30]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V34]))),1)!=-1




   36) You indicated that you have attended your subdivision's conferences. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                 (106)                      25.9%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                 (274)                                             66.8%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (30)          7.3%
          my expectations
          Total                                  (410)


                                                          Confidence: +/-4.6%       Average Score: 1.81



         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V28]))),2)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V29]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V30]))),4)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V31]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V32]))),1)!=-1||index
         (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V33]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V34]))),2)!=-1




   37)
         You indicated that you have spoken at your subdivision's conferences. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
         answer only.]




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                      6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                          Page 20 of 145




          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (32)                16.5%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (147)                                                   75.8%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (15)           7.7%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (194)


                                                         Confidence: +/-6.0%      Average Score: 1.91



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V28]))),3)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V30]))),5)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V31]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V32]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V33]))),2)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V34]))),3)!=-1




   38) You indicated that you have volunteered for your subdivision's activities. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (18)                          27.3%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                  (41)                                            62.1%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (7)               10.6%
          my expectations
          Total                                   (66)


                                                         Confidence: +/-11.5%      Average Score: 1.83



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V28]))),4)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V31]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V33]))),4)!=-1




   39) You indicated that you have competed for your subdivision's prizes and awards. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (20)                        24.1%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                  (56)                                              67.5%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (7)             8.4%
          my expectations
          Total                                   (83)


                                                         Confidence: +/-10.0%      Average Score: 1.84




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                       6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 21 of 145




        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V28]))),5)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V29]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V30]))),6)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V34]))),4)!=-1




   40) You indicated that you have consulted print versions of your subdivision's journal. How has this activity
       met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check
       one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (38)              13.7%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (223)                                                    80.2%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (17)         6.1%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (278)


                                                         Confidence: +/-4.7%       Average Score: 1.92



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V29]))),1)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V30]))),1)!=-1




   41) You indicated that you have consulted electronic versions of your subdivision's journal. How has this
       activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]?
       [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (34)              13.4%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (204)                                                     80.6%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (15)         5.9%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (253)


                                                         Confidence: +/-4.9%       Average Score: 1.92



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V29]))),2)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V30]))),2)!=-1




   42) You indicated that you regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (5)                     14.3%
          expectations




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                     6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                            Page 22 of 145



         The experience has met my
                                                  (25)                                                    71.4%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (5)                      14.3%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (35)


                                                         Confidence: +/-14.7%        Average Score: 2.00



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V31]))),3)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V32]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V33]))),3)!=-1




   43) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important reason)
       for joining a local INFORMS chapter? [Check one answer only.]



         It was a way in which I could gain
                                                  (54)                17.4%
         local visibility in my profession
         I wanted to be able to keep up
         with the state of the art in my
                                                  (52)                16.8%
         particular field of interest, both in
         research and in practice
         My local INFORMS chapter would
         help me maintain my professional         (33)            10.6%
         identity
         I wanted to meet people with
                                                 (152)                                   49.0%
         similar and related interests
         I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                  (12)        3.9%
         new job opportunities
         I wanted to meet potential clients
         that would be attracted by
                                                   (7)       2.3%
         INFORMS and an INFORMS
         affiliation
         Total                                   (310)


                                                         Confidence: +/-5.6%        Average Score: 3.12



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),3)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),3)!=-1




   44) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
       important reason) for joining a local INFORMS chapter? [Check one answer only.]



         It was a way in which I could gain
                                                  (51)                16.6%
         local visibility in my profession
         I wanted to be able to keep up
         with the state of the art in my
                                                  (35)              11.4%
         particular field of interest, both in
         research and in practice




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                     6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 23 of 145



          My local INFORMS chapter would
          help me maintain my professional        (42)               13.7%
          identity
          I wanted to meet people with
                                                  (84)                       27.4%
          similar and related interests
          I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                  (23)          7.5%
          new job opportunities
          I wanted to meet potential clients
          that would be attracted by
                                                  (12)        3.9%
          INFORMS and an INFORMS
          affiliation
          I only had one primary goal; no
                                                  (60)                  19.5%
          secondary goals
          Total                                  (307)


                                                         Confidence: +/-5.0%       Average Score: 3.88



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),3)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),3)!=-1An answer to this question is not required and 3 of 310
        respondents chose not to answer.




   45) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
       [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my local INFORMS
                                                  (37)                                                68.5%
          chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my local
                                                  (15)                           27.8%
          INFORMS chapter meetings
          I have volunteered for my local
                                                  (15)                           27.8%
          INFORMS chapter activities
          None of the above                       (16)                             29.6%
          Total                                   (54)


                                                         Confidence: +/-12.2%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 43 is It was a way in which I could gain local visibility
        in my profession.




   46) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
       [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my local INFORMS
                                                  (32)                                             61.5%
          chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my local
                                                   (9)                     17.3%
          INFORMS chapter meetings
          I have volunteered for my local
                                                  (13)                          25.0%
          INFORMS chapter activities




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                      6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                        Page 24 of 145



          None of the above                      (19)                                 36.5%
          Total                                  (52)


                                                        Confidence: +/-13.0%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 43 is I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the
        art in my particular field of interest, both in research and in practice.




   47) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
       [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my local INFORMS
                                                 (23)                                                69.7%
          chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my local
                                                  (4)                   12.1%
          INFORMS chapter meetings
          I have volunteered for my local
                                                 (11)                                 33.3%
          INFORMS chapter activities
          None of the above                       (9)                             27.3%
          Total                                  (33)


                                                        Confidence: +/-15.7%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 43 is My local INFORMS chapter would help me maintain
        my professional identity.




   48) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
       [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my local
                                               (101)                                             66.4%
          INFORMS chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my local
                                                 (34)                    22.4%
          INFORMS chapter meetings
          I have volunteered for my local
                                                 (45)                         29.6%
          INFORMS chapter activities
          None of the above                      (50)                           32.9%
          Total                                (152)


                                                        Confidence: +/-7.5%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 43 is I wanted to meet people with similar and related
        interests.




   49) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
       [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                         Page 25 of 145




          I have attended my local INFORMS
                                                   (5)                                           41.7%
          chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my local
                                                   (1)                         8.3%
          INFORMS chapter meetings
          I have volunteered for my local
                                                   (1)                         8.3%
          INFORMS chapter activities
          None of the above                        (6)                                               50.0%
          Total                                   (12)


                                                         Confidence: +/-25.6%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 43 is I wanted to identify and pursue new job
         opportunities.




   50) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
       [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my local INFORMS
                                                   (3)                                                42.9%
          chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my local INFORMS
                                                   (3)                                                42.9%
          chapter meetings
          I have volunteered for my local
                                                   (1)                                   14.3%
          INFORMS chapter activities
          None of the above                        (3)                                                42.9%
          Total                                    (7)


                                                         Confidence: +/-31.6%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 43 is I wanted to meet potential clients that would be
         attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS affiliation.




   51)
         You indicated that you have attended your local INFORMS chapter meetings. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter: [Q43]? [Check one
         answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (31)               15.4%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (134)                                            66.7%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (36)                17.9%
          my expectations
          Total                                 (201)


                                                         Confidence: +/-6.5%     Average Score: 2.02




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                     6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                         Page 26 of 145




        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V45]))),1)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V46]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V47]))),1)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V48]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V49]))),1)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V50]))),1)!=-1




   52) You indicated that you have spoken at your local INFORMS chapter meetings. How has this activity met
       your expectations for pursuit of your primary goal in joining a local INFORMS chapter: [Q43]? [Check one
       answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                 (13)                      19.7%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                 (47)                                                 71.2%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (6)              9.1%
         my expectations
         Total                                   (66)


                                                         Confidence: +/-10.8%      Average Score: 1.89



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V45]))),2)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V46]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V47]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V48]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V49]))),2)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V50]))),2)!=-1




   53) You indicated that you have volunteered for your local INFORMS chapter activities. How has this activity
       met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter: [Q43]? [Check
       one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                 (22)                        25.6%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                 (56)                                             65.1%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (8)             9.3%
         my expectations
         Total                                   (86)


                                                         Confidence: +/-10.0%      Average Score: 1.84



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V45]))),3)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V46]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V47]))),3)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V48]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V49]))),3)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V50]))),3)!=-1




   54) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important reason)
       for joining an INFORMS student chapter? [Check one answer only.]




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 27 of 145




         It was a way in which I could gain
                                                  (30)               14.1%
         visibility in my chosen career field
         I wanted to be able to keep up
         with the state of the art in my
                                                  (19)            8.9%
         particular field of interest, both in
         research and in practice
         It would help me build my
                                                  (61)                          28.6%
         professional identity
         I wanted to be informed about a
         wide variety of subjects in the          (25)             11.7%
         OR/MS field
         I wanted to meet people with
                                                  (42)                   19.7%
         similar and related interests
         I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                  (21)            9.9%
         possible job opportunities
         I wanted to gain valuable career
                                                  (15)          7.0%
         advice
         Total                                   (213)


                                                         Confidence: +/-6.0%       Average Score: 3.72



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),4)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),4)!=-1




   55) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
       important reason) for joining an INFORMS student chapter? [Check one answer only.]



         It was a way in which I could gain
                                                  (25)             11.8%
         visibility in my chosen career field
         I wanted to be able to keep up
         with the state of the art in my
                                                  (17)           8.0%
         particular field of interest, both in
         research and in practice
         It would help me build my
                                                  (32)               15.1%
         professional identity
         I wanted to be informed about a
         wide variety of subjects in the          (23)             10.8%
         OR/MS field
         I wanted to meet people with
                                                  (35)                  16.5%
         similar and related interests
         I wanted to identify and pursue
                                                  (24)             11.3%
         possible job opportunities
         I wanted to gain valuable career
                                                  (26)              12.3%
         advice
         I only had one primary goal; no
                                                  (30)               14.2%
         secondary goals.
         Total                                   (212)




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 28 of 145



                                                         Confidence: +/-5.0%       Average Score: 4.66



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V1]))),4)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V2]))),4)!=-1An answer to this question is not required and 1 of 213
        respondents chose not to answer.




   56) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have attended my INFORMS
                                                  (17)                                            56.7%
          student chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my INFORMS
                                                   (8)                              26.7%
          student chapter meetings
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (16)                                          53.3%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (14)                                         46.7%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (2)                6.7%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                   (1)             3.3%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                  (12)                                      40.0%
          Placement Service
          I have written for the INFORMS
          student magazine -- OR/MS                (0)           0.0%
          Tomorrow
          I have volunteered for INFORMS
                                                  (10)                                 33.3%
          student chapter activities
          I have competed for INFORMS
                                                   (6)                         20.0%
          student prizes and awards
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (4)                     13.3%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                        (4)                     13.3%
          Total                                   (30)


                                                         Confidence: +/-17.2%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is It was a way in which I could gain visibility in my
        chosen career field.




   57) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I have consulted print versions of
                                                  (12)                                                 63.2%
          the INFORMS journals

                                                  (11)                                              57.9%
          I have consulted electronic




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                         Page 29 of 145



          versions of the INFORMS journals
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                 (11)                                               57.9%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (1)                  5.3%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used the "Science of Better"
                                                  (3)                          15.8%
          Website
          I have used INFORMS' Speakers
                                                  (1)                  5.3%
          Program
          I have competed for INFORMS
                                                  (1)                  5.3%
          student prizes and awards
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (5)                                 26.3%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                       (0)              0.0%
          Total                                  (19)


                                                        Confidence: +/-21.0%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the
        art in my particular field of interest, both in research and in practice.




   58) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today           (42)                                                68.9%
          I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow         (8)                 13.1%
          I have consulted print versions of
                                                 (25)                                  41.0%
          the journals
          I have consulted electronic
                                                 (22)                               36.1%
          versions of the journals
          I have tried to publish in the
                                                 (13)                      21.3%
          journals
          I have attended my INFORMS
                                                 (31)                                       50.8%
          student chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my INFORMS
                                                 (13)                      21.3%
          student chapter meetings
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                 (30)                                       49.2%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                 (23)                               37.7%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (2)          3.3%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (2)          3.3%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used the "Science of Better"
                                                 (10)                   16.4%
          Website
          I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                 (16)                         26.2%
          Placement Service




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 30 of 145



          I have volunteered for INFORMS
                                                  (21)                               34.4%
          student chapter activities
          I have competed for INFORMS
                                                   (4)             6.6%
          student prizes and awards
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (5)              8.2%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                        (6)               9.8%
          Total                                   (61)


                                                         Confidence: +/-12.3%



         This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is It would help me build my professional identity.




   59)
         Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today            (20)                                                      80.0%
          I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow          (4)                           16.0%
          I have consulted print versions of
                                                  (10)                                       40.0%
          the journals
          I have consulted electronic
                                                  (12)                                           48.0%
          versions of the journals
          I have tried to publish in the
                                                   (2)                    8.0%
          journals
          I have attended my INFORMS
                                                   (8)                                   32.0%
          student chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my INFORMS
                                                   (2)                    8.0%
          student chapter meetings
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (8)                                   32.0%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                   (4)                           16.0%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (1)               4.0%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                   (1)               4.0%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Speakers
                                                   (0)            0.0%
          Program
          I have used the "Science of Better"
                                                   (4)                           16.0%
          Website
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                   (1)               4.0%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                        (1)               4.0%
          Total                                   (25)


                                                         Confidence: +/-18.7%




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                    6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                        Page 31 of 145



        This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is I wanted to be informed about a wide variety of
        subjects in the OR/MS field.




   60) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today           (24)                                         57.1%
          I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow         (8)                        19.0%
          I have attended my INFORMS
                                                 (19)                                     45.2%
          student chapter meetings
          I have spoken at my INFORMS
                                                 (10)                          23.8%
          student chapter meetings
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                 (28)                                               66.7%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                 (21)                                       50.0%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (3)              7.1%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have spoken at the INFORMS
                                                  (2)            4.8%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Speakers
                                                  (1)          2.4%
          Program
          I regularly consult INFORMS'
                                                  (3)              7.1%
          Membership Directory
          I have volunteered for INFORMS
                                                 (11)                           26.2%
          student chapter activities
          I have consulted OR/MS
          Professional Profiles on the            (3)              7.1%
          INFORMS Website
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (5)                 11.9%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                       (3)              7.1%
          Total                                  (42)


                                                        Confidence: +/-14.7%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is I wanted to meet people with similar and related
        interests.




   61) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today           (12)                                             57.1%
          I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow         (1)                 4.8%
          I have attended my INFORMS
                                                  (3)                        14.3%
          student chapter meetings




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                   6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                        Page 32 of 145



          I have attended the INFORMS                                                              57.1%
                                                 (12)
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (0)             0.0%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                 (12)                                              57.1%
          Placement Service
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (1)                 4.8%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                       (4)                            19.0%
          Total                                  (21)


                                                        Confidence: +/-20.1%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is I wanted to identify and pursue possible job
        opportunities.




   62) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
       an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]



          I regularly read OR/MS Today          (12)                                                          80.0%
          I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow         (1)                     6.7%
          I have attended my INFORMS
                                                  (5)                                      33.3%
          student chapter meetings
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (9)                                               60.0%
          Annual Fall Meeting
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (3)                              20.0%
          Spring Practice Meeting
          I have used INFORMS' Job
                                                  (8)                                           53.3%
          Placement Service
          I have used the INFORMS Career
                                                  (2)                          13.3%
          Booklet on the INFORMS Website
          I have consulted the INFORMS
          Student Union on the INFORMS            (0)               0.0%
          Website
          I have attended the INFORMS
                                                  (0)               0.0%
          Regional Conference
          None of the above                       (2)                          13.3%
          Total                                 (15)


                                                        Confidence: +/-23.4%



        This question is asked if the answer to question 54 is I wanted to gain valuable career advice.




   63) You indicated that you have attended your INFORMS student chapter meetings. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
       one answer only.]




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 33 of 145




         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (17)                     20.5%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (59)                                                71.1%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (7)             8.4%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (83)


                                                         Confidence: +/-9.7%       Average Score: 1.88



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),1)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),6)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),6)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),3)!=-1||index
        (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),3)!=-1




   64) You indicated that you have spoken at your INFORMS student chapter meetings. How has this activity
       met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
       [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (10)                               30.3%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (23)                                                   69.7%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (0)          0.0%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (33)


                                                         Confidence: +/-15.4%       Average Score: 1.70



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),2)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),7)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),7)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),4)!=-1




   65) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (23)                    20.2%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (85)                                                   74.6%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (6)          5.3%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (114)


                                                         Confidence: +/-8.0%       Average Score: 1.85




http://vista-survey.com/survey/v2/dscript                                                                        6/25/2009
Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 34 of 145




         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),3)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),8)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),8)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),5)!=-1||index
         (tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),4)!=-1




   66) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (10)                   16.1%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                   (49)                                                    79.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                    (3)           4.8%
          my expectations
          Total                                    (62)


                                                          Confidence: +/-10.1%      Average Score: 1.89



         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),4)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),9)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),9)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),6)!=-1




   67) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
       one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                    (5)                                            41.7%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                    (5)                                            41.7%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                    (2)                               16.7%
          my expectations
          Total                                    (12)


                                                          Confidence: +/-25.6%      Average Score: 1.75



         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),5)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),10)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),10)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),7)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),5)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),5)!=-1




   68)
         You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 35 of 145



         one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                      (1)                                      16.7%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                      (4)                                                   66.7%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                      (1)                                      16.7%
          my expectations
          Total                                       (6)


                                                            Confidence: +/-32.9%     Average Score: 2.00



         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),6)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),11)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),11)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),8)!=-1




   69) You indicated that you have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                      (9)                    18.8%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                   (30)                                             62.5%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                      (9)                    18.8%
          my expectations
          Total                                    (48)


                                                            Confidence: +/-13.4%     Average Score: 2.00



         This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),7)!
         =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),13)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),6)!=-
         1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),6)!=-1




   70)
         You indicated that you have written for the INFORMS student magazine -- OR/MS Tomorrow. How has
         this activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student
         chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded
                                                (0)                                                            0.0%
          my expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                (0)                                                            0.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short
                                                (0)                                                            0.0%
          of my expectations
          Total                                 (0)




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                          Page 36 of 145



                                                     Confidence: +/-50.0%       Average Score: 0.00



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),8)!
        =-1




   71) You indicated that you have volunteered for INFORMS student chapter activities. How has this activity
       met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
       [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (11)                           26.2%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (28)                                                66.7%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (3)               7.1%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (42)


                                                          Confidence: +/-14.0%     Average Score: 1.81



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),9)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),14)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),11)!=-1




   72) You indicated that you have competed for INFORMS student prizes and awards. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
       one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (2)                                18.2%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (9)                                                         81.8%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                  (0)                    0.0%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (11)


                                                         Confidence: +/-22.9%     Average Score: 1.82



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),10)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),7)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),15)!=-1




   73) You indicated that you have consulted print versions of the INFORMS journals. How has this activity met
       your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
       one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                          Page 37 of 145



          expectations                             (9)                      19.1%
          The experience has met my
                                                  (37)                                                     78.7%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (1)          2.1%
          my expectations
          Total                                   (47)


                                                         Confidence: +/-11.7%       Average Score: 1.83



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),1)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),3)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),3)!=-1




   74) You indicated that you have consulted electronic versions of the INFORMS journals. How has this activity
       met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
       [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (11)                           24.4%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                  (33)                                                   73.3%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (1)           2.2%
          my expectations
          Total                                   (45)


                                                         Confidence: +/-12.8%       Average Score: 1.78



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),2)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),4)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),4)!=-1




   75) You indicated that you have used the "Science of Better" Website. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (4)                                23.5%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                  (12)                                                    70.6%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (1)                    5.9%
          my expectations
          Total                                   (17)


                                                         Confidence: +/-20.9%       Average Score: 1.82



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),5)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),12)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),13)!=-1




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                           Page 38 of 145




   76) You indicated that you have used INFORMS' Speakers Program. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded
                                               (0)                                                     0.0%
         my expectations
         The experience has met my
                                               (1)                                                            50.0%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short
                                               (1)                                                            50.0%
         of my expectations
         Total                                 (2)


                                                      Confidence: +/-42.1%       Average Score: 2.50



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),6)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),12)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),9)!=-1




   77) You indicated that you regularly read OR/MS Today. How has this activity met your expectations in
       pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                  (22)                    20.0%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (83)                                                   75.5%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                     (5)         4.5%
         my expectations
         Total                                  (110)


                                                           Confidence: +/-8.0%     Average Score: 1.85



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),1)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),1)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),1)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),1)!=-1




   78) You indicated that you regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow. How has this activity met your expectations in
       pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                     (4)                         18.2%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (15)                                                   68.2%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                     (3)                     13.6%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (22)




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                                                            Confidence: +/-18.8%     Average Score: 1.95



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),2)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),2)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),2)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),2)!=-1




   79) You indicated that you have tried to publish in the journals. How has this activity met your expectations
       in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded my
                                                      (2)                          13.3%
          expectations
          The experience has met my
                                                      (9)                                             60.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short of
                                                      (4)                                  26.7%
          my expectations
          Total                                      (15)


                                                            Confidence: +/-23.2%     Average Score: 2.13



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),5)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),5)!=-1




   80) You indicated that you regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded
                                               (0)                                           0.0%
          my expectations
          The experience has met my
                                               (3)                                                          100.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen
                                               (0)                                           0.0%
          short of my expectations
          Total                                (3)


                                                     Confidence: +/-35.4%    Average Score: 2.00



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),10)!
        =-1




   81) You indicated that you have consulted OR/MS Professional Profiles on the INFORMS Website. How has this
       activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter:
       [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]




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          The experience has exceeded
                                             (0)                                           0.0%
          my expectations
          The experience has met my
                                             (3)                                                             100.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen
                                             (0)                                           0.0%
          short of my expectations
          Total                              (3)


                                                   Confidence: +/-35.4%      Average Score: 2.00



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),12)!
        =-1




   82) You indicated that you have used the INFORMS Career Booklet on the INFORMS Website. How has this
       activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter:
       [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded
                                               (1)                                                           50.0%
          my expectations
          The experience has met my
                                               (1)                                                           50.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short
                                               (0)                                                    0.0%
          of my expectations
          Total                                (2)


                                                     Confidence: +/-42.1%      Average Score: 1.50



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),7)!
        =-1




   83) You indicated that you have consulted the INFORMS Student Union on the INFORMS Website. How has
       this activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student
       chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]



          The experience has exceeded
                                               (0)                                                            0.0%
          my expectations
          The experience has met my
                                               (0)                                                            0.0%
          expectations
          The experience has fallen short
                                               (0)                                                            0.0%
          of my expectations
          Total                                (0)


                                                     Confidence: +/-50.0%       Average Score: 0.00



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),8)!
        =-1




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   84) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference. How has this activity met your
       expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one
       answer only.]



         The experience has exceeded my
                                                   (6)                                 28.6%
         expectations
         The experience has met my
                                                  (13)                                               61.9%
         expectations
         The experience has fallen short of
                                                   (2)                     9.5%
         my expectations
         Total                                    (21)


                                                         Confidence: +/-19.9%      Average Score: 1.81



        This question is asked if the following conditional is satisfied: index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V56]))),11)!
        =-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V57]))),8)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V58]))),16)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V59]))),14)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V60]))),13)!=-
        1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V61]))),7)!=-1||index(tonumber(tolist(tostring([V62]))),9)!=-1




   85) Do you belong to any organizations besides INFORMS (such as DSI, IIE, IEEE, or others) that help you
       address your primary goal for joining an organization: [Q3]?



         Yes        (967)                                        63.2%
         No         (563)                         36.8%
         Total     (1530)


                            Confidence: +/-2.4%      Average Score: 1.37




   86) What are the names of these organizations?


                 Academy of Management
                 AMA, AEA, EARIE
                 MAA, MAS, SIAM
                 AMA
                 AEA, NBER
                 American Marketing Association
                 AMA
                 american Marketing Association
                 TRB, ASCE, ITE
                 Production and Operations Management Society
                 DSI
                 POMS
                 American Marketing Association; American Economic Association
                 IEEE
                 DSI and POMS




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              IIE, POM,
              Academy of Management
              SIAM
              AEA
              AMA, DMA
              POMS
              American society of anesthesiologists' meetings sections focused on OR/MS in healthcare
              ACM, IEEE
              American Statistical Association, American Society for Quality
              IEEE, IIE
              IIE, IIF, ORS, ASEE
              IIE
              Decision Science, POMS, SOLE
              POMS, DSI
              Organization Science
              MORS
              AMS, POM, SIAM.
              xxxxx
              MAA
              ama, acr
              AIS, ACM, SIM
              POMS
              Math Programming Society, SIAM, ACM
              IEEE
              DSI, POMS
              American Finance Association, Econometric Society
              SIAM, MPS
              AMS, MAA, Sigma Xi
              AMA
              MPS
              Academy of Management, European Group for Organization Studies
              CJChE, IFAC
              DSI, POMS
              AIAA
              ACM, IEEE, IMS, ASA, ISI
              IIE, ASA, AMA, AEA, IEEE, ACM, IMS
              DSI
              AIRO
              IIE
              Game Theory Society, AMS, Society for Social Choice and Welfare
              IEEE
              American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Association for the
              Advancement of Science
              IIE, SDS
              SPE SEG WFS
              EURO
              POMS, DAS
              Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
              acm
              Math Prog Society
              MORS
              IEEE
              American Statistical Association
              MPS, IIE, SIAM
              VVS, KWG
              American Statistical Association
              DSI
              CSCMP
              NSPE, IIE, INCOSE, ATA
              IIE




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              IIE
              IAEE
              decision professionals network
              DSI, IEEE
              IIE
              AGIFORS
              American Statistical Association
              APS
              Mathematical PRogramming Society
              UK OR Society
              POMS, AoM
              American Statisticial Association
              Strategic Management Society
              SIAM, MPS
              American Marketing Association
              Production and Operations Management Society
              ASA, DSI
              DSI, POMS
              DAS
              Association of Information Systems
              MPS
              IIE
              American Marketing Association
              Mathematical Programming Society, SIAM
              Military Operations Research Society
              American Marketing Association
              IEEE, ACM
              IIE, MPS
              IIE
              AMA
              IEEE, AAPM
              MAA, AMS
              CMG, ACM, IEEE
              IIE
              DSI, POMS, IIE
              ACM, MPS, SIAM
              AMS, IMS, Bernoulli Society, SIAM, ACM, IEEE
              AMA, ACR, ANZMAC, ASAC
              Integrated Solutions, IEEE
              IIE, ASQ, IEEE, SWE
              DSI, ARIA
              IEEE, ACM
              CORS
              ACM, SIAM, Math Programming Society
              Military Operations Research Society
              AIAA, INCOSE
              IEEE IIE SME
              International Association of energy Economists
              AMA
              AIAA
              IIE, MPS
              DSI
              DSI
              IIF, CORS
              AMA
              Society for Medical Decision Making
              POMS, IIE, SME
              IIE, Alpha Pi Mu, Tau Beta Pi
              ASA, MAA
              Amer. Stat. Assoc.; Royal Stat. Soc.; Inst. Math. Stat.




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              POMS
              MORS
              IIE, ISPOR, SMDM
              POMS
              IEEE
              SIAM, ACM
              IEEE, SIAM
              IIE, FMI
              MPS, SIAM, MAA, AMS
              DSI
              SOBRAPO - BRAZIL
              ASA, DSI, FMA, FA, EFA, MFA
              On Need to Know basis
              AAAS
              DSI
              IEEE;ASME
              MPS
              SIAM, ASA
              IIE
              ACM, IEEE Computer Society, AIS
              Korean Society of Operations Research and Management Science
              IIE
              Canadian OR Society
              POMS, APICS
              IIE, TRB
              American Marketing Association
              Mathematical Programming Society
              POM
              SMDM, SJDM
              ASIST, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, ACM, ACM/SIGIR
              AMA
              SIAM, Am Math Soc
              CSCMP
              Military Operations Research Society
              academy of Management, American Sociological Association, European Group for Organization
              Studies
              DSI
              ieee
              Mathematical Programming Society, TICA
              SIAM, IIE, MPS
              academy of management
              DSI, IIF
              POMS, PMI, DSI
              IEEE, IIE, ASA
              Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
              IIE
              IEEE, AIAA, AOC
              siam, mathematical programming society
              POMS, DSI
              Am Marketing Assoc, Assoc for Consumer Res, ANZMAC, EMAC
              The Planetary Society
              SMDM
              SIAM, MPS
              DSI, SEDSI, ASA
              AoM
              AMA
              Agifors, Roadef
              DSI, AIS, IFIP
              IEEE,IIE
              SHRM




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              DSI, POMS
              SIAM
              IIE
              AEA, IEEE
              APICS
              iie, math programming society
              DSI, ASA
              IEEE
              IEEE, ACM
              NDIA, MAA, MOAA, VMATYC, MORS, COMAP
              American Statistical Association
              ASA, RSS
              POMS
              IEEE
              CORS, ASQ
              POMS
              IEEE, IIE, EURO
              CORS (Canadian Operational Research Society)
              SIAM, MPS
              DSI
              DSI,IIE,POM
              EURO, AMS, IEEE, IFIP, ect.
              IIE
              AMSTAT, Sigma Xi
              Math Programming Society, Virginia Academy of Sciences
              IIE, DSI, PMI, APICS
              DSI, AIS, AOM
              MAA, AMS
              American Marketing Association
              APICS
              IEEE, MORS
              IIE, ASA, ACM
              POMS, IIE, IEEE, DSI
              Operations Research Society of New Zealand, Gesellschaft fuer Operations Research
              IIE
              AAAS
              IIE
              Operational Research Society
              Mathematical programming society, SIAM
              CORS, OR Society UK, GARP
              ieee, asce
              Institute of Industrial Engineers
              DSI, POMS, APICS, AIChE
              Canadian Operational Research Society
              CSCMP, APICS, IIE
              IEEE, AAAS, AIAA
              MAA
              CORS
              ORSNZ
              SIAM, IIE, MPS
              IIE
              AMS, SIAM
              MORS
              Poultry Science Association
              ABA
              SIAM, ACM
              American Economic Association
              IMS
              IIE
              ASQ, ASA, IIE, INCOSE




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              ASEE, SWE
              ASA
              IIE
              IIE
              Sigma Xi
              Academy of Management; Strategic Management Society
              IMS, ASA
              DSI
              Casualty Actuarial Society
              ACM, IEEE
              IIE, POMS, ASQ
              AMS,MAA,IEEE
              American Marketing Association
              Transportation Research Board, Institute of Transportation Engineers
              IEEE
              American Economic Association
              MPS, SIAM, AMS
              IEEE
              ASQ
              AIS, IEEE Computer Society, ACM
              AIChemE, IChemE
              IIE, APICS
              ACM, IEEE, ASA, AMA, ACR, APA
              IIE
              Society of Petroleum Engineers
              Canadian O R Society, SIAM
              MPS
              Licensing Executives Society
              IIE, SAF, IAMG, ASA, ASPA, INN
              Mathematical Programming Society, SIAM
              IEEE, ACM
              I am a fellow of the AAAS and a member of Mathematics Association of America, (MAA)
              Academy of Management, American Sociological Association
              MORS
              POMS, CORS, ORS(UK)
              CIIE
              Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London)
              MORS
              DSI, AIS
              POMS, DSI
              Nat Assoc Parliamentarians; Nat Assoc Church Business Administrators
              IIE, PMI
              IIE
              APICS
              MORS
              DSI, APICS, POMS
              AAAI
              Mathematical Programming
              IEEE
              SAS Users group
              IIE, AAPM
              IIE
              IEEE
              IEEE
              MPS, SIAM, MCDM
              IMS
              IIE, IEEE Engr Mgmt, IEEE SMC, WFS, AOM
              IIE
              IEEE
              DSI




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              The operations research society of Japan
              POMS
              AMA
              AMA, ISBM
              IFORS, EURO, IFIP, IUFRO
              American Economic Association, Institute of Navigation, U. S. Naval Institute
              Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
              IEEE
              Academy of Management
              IIE
              AMA EMAC
              AMA, Macromarketing Society, AIM, AMSRS, AMI
              IIE, MAA
              Agifors
              AIChE
              MPS
              UK or society, Math Porg society
              MHRC, POMS, EUROMA, CEMS-IFG
              MPS, AIRO
              IAEE
              EURO - ROADEF
              German OR Society
              System Dynamics Society
              ASIM
              American Physical Society
              iie
              MPS, AIRO, ORS
              DSI, POMS
              AGIFORS
              ASA
              ACM IEEE AAAS
              Association for Consumer Research, American Marketing Association, European Marketing
              Academy
              Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
              The OR Society (United Kingdom)
              APDIO (Portuguese Association)
              DPN, DAAG, Decision Analysis Special Interest Group, RSS
              Energy Institute
              Operational Research Society
              EMAC
              Society of Risk Analysis
              GARP
              POMS
              The Society for Computer Simulation International
              IIE, POMS, AOM
              MORS, INCOSE, SRA
              POMS
              IIE, POMS
              IEEE, CORS
              Academy of Management; Strategic Management Society
              DSI
              EMAC, AMA
              IEEE
              DIA, MBC
              Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
              Transportation Research Board, IEEE
              AAAS IEEE
              Mathematical Programming Society, AIChE
              ACM, AIS
              ASME




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              POMS
              POMS
              Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
              ASQ
              APICS, IIE, ASQ
              MORS, DAAG
              American Statistical Association
              IIE, ASA, IMS
              MPS,SIAM
              IMS, SIAM, AMS
              IIE,POMS
              IEEE
              ASIS, EMPOWER
              MSOM
              American Statistics Association and Math Assoc of America
              Mathematical Assoc of Amer, American Statistical Assoc
              International Function Point Users Group
              American Society for Quality, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
              IEEE, IET, SIAM
              IEEE
              DSI
              MAA, CORS, CMS, Public Choice, Social Choice & Welfare, APSA (associate member)
              DSI
              MPS, YAD, TMMOB
              IEEE, INCOSE
              POMS
              IIE
              DSI andf ASA
              IEEE, AFCEA
              MCDM Society
              CSCMP
              Association of Information Systems
              DSI
              I'm a chemist and discovered OR late. INFORMS is the only OR group. I'm in ACS, APS, MRS, ASM
              etc.
              JORS
              POMS, IIE
              MORS
              POMS, DSI
              ACR, AMA
              DSI, AHSR, POMS
              American Marketing Association
              IEEE
              SIAM and the Mathematical Programming Society
              IEEE, ASME
              AMA, Academy of Marketing Science
              Academy of Management, Strategic Management Journal
              American Marketing Associations
              GOR
              Academy of Management
              American Medical Informatics Assoiciation, IEEE, ACM
              dsi, poms, shot
              American Nuclear Society
              American Statistical Association
              IEEE, IIE
              IIE
              AMS, MAA, Econometrics Society
              IIE, POMS
              MORS
              IEEE




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              IEEE
              MORS
              IIE, MPS
              Canadian Operational Research Society
              IE
              CLM
              POMS
              IIE, CSCMP, although I have not attended any meetings or conferences yet.
              IIE
              ASA, IIF
              DSI, Academy of Management
              CORS
              IIE, CORS
              IEE
              Society for Risk Analysis
              American Marketing Association
              IEEE
              AOM, AIS
              ASA, ASQ
              AIChE
              MORS
              MORS
              DSI
              DSI, POM, IEEE, PMI
              ORSJ,JASAG,JASMIN
              IIE
              IIE
              Academy of Management, DSI, ACM
              DSI, SAS
              ASCE, ITE, TRB, TRF, RSA
              IIE
              ORSI, SOM
              IIE
              AGIFORS
              DSI
              AMA
              American Statistical Association
              ACR, AMA
              ASA,AMA
              Decision Sciences Institute
              SCC, BVL
              IEEE, SIAM
              DSI, ASA, ASQ, APICS, MAA
              MORS, ORSA
              MCP/MCAD, IEEE Computing Society
              AMA
              models and theories in financial engineering
              ASOR, AIIA
              IIE, HFES
              ORSIS
              INCOSE
              IEEE, ACM, SCS, AIS
              MORS, Defense Acquisition University Alumini
              AIS
              Brazilian Operations Research Society - as a full member and past president
              Project Management Institute; CSCMP
              Southern California Amstat Chapter
              ORS, ASA, ASC
              IIE
              ASEE, IIE




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              DSI
              IMA
              DSI
              Institute of Industrial Engineers
              Mathematical Programming Society
              Mathematical Programming Society, SIAM
              IEEE
              DCSUG (Washington, D.C. SAS Users Group
              AMA
              POMS
              IEEE, Engineers Without Borders Canada
              AMS, Cornell SOciety of Engineers
              SCEA
              AMS, MAA
              Society for Risk Analysis
              AIS, Academy of Management, ACM
              asce, ite, trb
              MCDM, IEEE
              Academy of Management, American Psychology Association
              American Statistical Association, AAAS. Sigma Xi
              iie
              Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
              CORS
              The OR Society
              Sigma Xi, Metropolitan Museum of Art
              Operational Research Society (UK)
              IIE
              SPE
              CORS
              DSI
              DAAG
              ASA
              AGIFORS
              ORS, system dynamics society
              IAEE
              Opl. Res. Soc.
              IIE, DSI, SRA, DPN, DAAG, NSPE
              IIE
              IIE
              SRA,MDM, SJDM
              UCEA
              SIAM, MPS
              Decision Sciences Institute
              Society for Medical Decision Making
              SRA, INCOSE, ASCE
              POMS
              IEEE, MAA, AMS, NDIA, AOC
              MORS
              IEEE
              ASA, AWM
              IIE
              POMS, DSI, ISM
              ASQ
              AIAA, ASM
              American Statistical Association, American Society for Quality, American Society for Engineering
              Management,
              GOR (german operations research society)
              AIS, EURO, ORAHS
              Operational Research Society (UK), Gesellschaft für OR (Germany)
              European Marketing Academy




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              Matehmatical Association of America
              CORS and POMS
              ASA
              Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society
              IEEE, AITP
              APDIO, Portugal
              American Marketing Association, American Statistical Association
              Ecological Society of America, American Water Resources Association, Society of Risk Analysis,
              AAAS, SXi
              SEDSI, VAE
              IEEE,SPIE,IFAC
              ACR, AMA
              IIE
              INCOSE, POMS
              ASIS
              IIE
              POMS
              asa ama acr
              American Economic Association
              SAF COFE
              American Marketing Association
              AMA
              IEEE
              AIAA, ATRIF
              MORS
              IEEE
              Academy of Management, USASBE, ICSB, OBTS, SMA, ABEm FFI, SMS, IABS, SBE
              POMS, DSI
              SIAM
              american marketing association, academy of marketing science
              DSI
              American Finance Association, Financial Management Association
              SIAM, MPS
              American Statistical Association (ASA), International Society for Logistics (SOLE), Society of
              Women Engineers (SWE)
              Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society,
              Association of Information Systems, Futurist Society
              American Statistical Association
              AIS
              Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society
              DSI
              DSI
              IIE
              AMA
              IIE, ASQ
              APICS
              DSI, POMS, AoM
              SNAME, ASNE, ASME, INCOSE
              DSI, BCI, DRI
              Academy of Management
              Mathematical Programming SIAM
              AOM, AIB, SMS
              MAA
              IIE, MORS
              DSI
              DAMA, ACM
              POMS, DSI, APICS
              EURO, MPS
              INTA, CASRO
              AMA




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              SIAM, MPS
              dsi, cscmp, ism
              SMDM
              IEEE, MORS
              International Institute of Forecasters
              AERE, IAEE
              MORS
              ASA AMA
              APICS
              MORS
              AAAS, AEA, ASA, IMS, APPAM, ASPA, PMI
              MPS
              EurOMA, PMI, EURO, POMS, OR Society
              SNAME, ASNE, Sigma Xi
              ACM,AMS,SCIAM
              EurOMA, APDIO
              SPE, IEEE, SAMPE, ACMA
              VVS (Dutch or SOCIETY)
              ACM, IEEE
              IIE, POMS, IEEE, SME
              ACM
              SPE
              American Marketing Organization
              mors, asa
              DSI APICS POMS
              POMS, ASA
              APICS; CSCMP
              AAAS, ASA
              siam
              IEEE, ACM
              MORS
              IIE
              American Physical Society, Association of United States Army
              Operational Research Society
              IEEE, SPIE, ACM
              APDIO
              IEEE, AIAA
              IIE
              IEEE
              SUGI
              POMS, EUROMA
              AMA
              IIE, SMDM
              The Operational Research Society
              IEEE
              American Marketing Association
              POMs
              ITE, TRB
              IIE, ASSE, HFES
              IIE, MPS
              IIE
              AAEA, NIAA
              The National Society of Black Engineers
              NSBE
              ASQ, IIE
              GOR (German OR Society), OR Society (British)
              IIE, ASEE
              American Marketing Association, Association for Consumer Research, American Economic
              Association
              DSI, IIE, POMS, Classification Society




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              IIE
              AMA, ASA
              AMA
              ACM
              IIE
              IEEE, Iaee
              DSI
              MORS
              M&SOM, POMS, DSI
              Transportation Research Board, Institute of Transportation Engineers
              Supply-Chain Council
              The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
              IEEE
              MCDM society, ASCE
              POMS, CORS, DSI
              AMA
              Military OR Society
              AMA, ASA
              IEEE
              ORSJ, AIS, Japan Soc. for Management Information
              IEEE
              AIS, ACM, Academy of Management, itSMF, ISACA
              NIGP, CIPS, NEVI, NGB
              IIE
              IIE, Management Education (SAGE)
              SIAM
              MORS, SRA
              AAAS, American Physical Society
              SIAM
              AIS
              Association for Institutional Research
              IIE, ASA, ASEE, ASQ
              IEEE
              TRB
              AMA, PDMA
              DSI, IEEE
              DSI
              Economic Science Association
              AMA, AMS, PDMA, EMAC
              Society of American Foresters and Council of Forest Engineers
              math programming society
              IIE, TRB, ASCE
              dsi, cors
              IIE
              IMS
              Academy of Management, Association for Information Systems (AIS), ACM
              IEEE
              Academy of Management
              SIAM
              ieee
              AMA, MSI, EMAC
              Decision Sciences Institute, British OR Society, Dutch OR Society
              DSI, POMS, ASQ
              Academy of Management, Southern Management Association
              IIE, MPS, SIAM
              International Association of Energy Economics
              IIE, ASQ
              CFA Institute, AcademyHealth
              POMS
              American Statistical Association




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              SIAM, MPS
              dsi
              POMS, IEEE, AIS
              IEEE
              System Dynamics Society
              American Nuclear Society
              aaas, nae,
              IIE
              PMI,APEGGA
              Operations Research Society of the UK, ORSSA (South Africa)
              CSCMP, APICS

              IIE and SOLE
              Academy of Management; Strategic Management Society
              MPS
              IEEE,IIE
              IIE, ASQ
              APICS
              Academy of Management
              IMS
              AMA, MSI
              NAACSOS, American Stat. Ass'n.
              Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
              IEEE
              IEEE
              PMI
              IEEE
              IIE
              DSI
              ACM, AIS, Academy of Management
              American Statistical Association
              DSI, APICS
              Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Operations Research Society of Israel
              IEEE, ACM, DSI
              IEEE, ACM
              ASA
              SJDM
              IIE
              AEA, Regional Science,
              POMS
              asme
              IEEE
              SIAM, APS, MAA
              DSI
              IIE, APICS
              Amer Writers & Artists Inst
              IIE
              ORST (Operational Research Society, Turkey)
              IIE
              IEEE, TiE SV
              MSI, AMA
              American Mathematics Society, Mathematical Association of America
              APICS
              IEEE APMP
              DSI,IIEE,British OR
              IEEE, IIE, SIAM

              Canadian Operations Research Society
              SIAM
              SIAM




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              IIE
              Project Management Institute, American Society for Quality
              IEEE, ACS, ACM
              Sigma Xi
              IEEE, ACM
              EMAC, VHB
              DSI, ORSGB, ASQ
              IIE
              ITE
              ORSSA The Operations Research Society of Southern Africa
              IIE
              IIE, DSI
              MORS
              DSI, APICS, Acadmey of Management, ISM
              IIE
              DSI, JDM, AEA
              ACM
              DSI, MPS
              Academy of Management
              IIE
              AIS, DSI
              ASA
              Operational Research Society, UK
              IEEE, CS, GI
              TRB
              Amer Statistical Association
              AMA, ACM, IEEE
              Society of Petroleum Engineers
              SIM (Society for Information Management), AIS (Association for Information Systems)
              IIE, AIChE
              POMS
              iie
              IPMA, International Project Management Association
              American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical
              Institute
              Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society
              DSI
              Institute of Nuclear Materials Managment
              SIAM, CORS
              DSI
              Academy of Management, POMS, PDMA
              DSI, MORS
              IEEE, IIE
              Local Professional group
              ACM
              trb
              IIE
              AIS, Mensa
              POM
              The MCDM Society
              AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION
              APICS
              POMS
              IEEE
              AMS,SIAM
              Metaheuristic Society
              IEEE, AAAS, ACM
              Royal Statistical Society, Institution of Mathematics and its Applications, Institution of Highways
              and Transportation
              MAA, Society for Risk Analysis, DSI




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              Math Programming Society
              Australian Society of Operations Research (ASOR)
              SIAM and MathProg Society
              National Tax Association, Winter Simulation
              IEEE, IIE
              American Marketing Association, American Statistical Association, Econometric Society,
              Productivity Analysis Research Network
              AMA
              Project Mangement Institute
              CSCMP
              DSI, POMS
              POMS
              ISACA, ACM, DSI
              POMS
              ASA
              SIAM, MORS
              IEE
              AIChE
              JORS
              IEEE, MORS
              IIE
              Chartered Financial Institute
              ORSNZ
              American Marketing Association
              IEEE, SPIE, AOC.
              Korean Statistical Society
              AMA
              IEEE, CSCMP, DSI
              SIAM, MPS, AMS
              AACE, PMI, SCEA
              ASM International
              AAPT, MAA, SigmaXi
              MORSS
              AMA
              SIAM, MPS, IIE, INCOSE
              DSI
              Production and Operations Management
              IEEE
              POMS, The Institutions of Engineers (India)
              The Operations Research Society of Japan
              ORS
              IIE
              EURO, ISHS
              DSI
              APICS
              econometric society
              AAAI
              IEEE, AMS, MAA
              Academy of Management
              POMS, IIE
              Siam, Math Porgramming Society
              IIE, ASEM
              IIE
              ACM, AIS, SIM
              DSI
              IEEE
              ASA
              Operations Research Society of Japan
              MORS
              SOBRAPO (Brazil), ASQ (USA)




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              amer marketing assn, academy of marketing science
              AIS
              IIE
              IEEE, SCEA, ASPE
              Decision Sciences
              MPS, SIAM, ACM, IIC
              POMS, ASME, Transportation Research Forum
              IEEE; IAIA; APPAM; INCOSE
              The Econometric Society, American Economic Association, American Marketing Association
              DSI
              ACM
              IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, ABPMP
              AMA
              ASA,IMS,IEEE Comp Soc, Classification Society
              MPS
              ROADEF
              Decision Sciences
              DSI, ASA
              MSDN
              POM DSI
              IEEE
              ACR, EMAC, AMA
              AMA, ASA
              POMS
              IEEE Computing Society
              Financial Management Association, American Finance Association, Financial Education Association,
              etc.
              INFORMS
              IIE, Six Sigma
              IIE, IEEE, ACM, SME(Society of Manufacturing Engieers)
              MORS
              AUSA
              ieee
              American Marketing Association
              INCOSE, MORS, AUSA
              American Statistical Association
              IIE, APICS
              POM, DSI
              Operations Research Society of South Africa
              MORS
              IEEE, MORS
              math programming society
              DSI
              American Statistical Association
              MPS, AMS, SIAM, IACR
              WERC
              EUROMA, ISIR
              MCDM Society; OR Society; EURO
              MORS
              MPS
              IIE
              MORS- Military Operations Research Society
              APICS, ACM, IEEE
              SIAM
              IEEE
              MAA
              IIE; CORS; SRA
              MORS
              Academy of Management
              IIE, MPS, EURO




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                  IIE
                  IEEE, SIAM, CORS
                  SIAM MAA
                  IEE, AICHE
                  IIE, ACM/KDD, SWE




        This question is asked if the answer to question 85 is Yes.




   87) Would you say that INFORMS is more effective, equally as effective, or less effective than your other
       organization(s) at helping you pursue this goal? [Check one answer only.]



          More effective                 (283)                      29.3%
          Equally as effective           (447)                              46.2%
          Less effective                 (177)               18.3%
          I don't know/I'm not sure       (60)        6.2%
          Total                          (967)


                                                 Confidence: +/-3.1%     Average Score: 2.01



        This question is asked if the answer to question 85 is Yes.




   88) Briefly explain why you say that.


                  I really joined informs to get Organization Science at a good price. I'm not interested in
                  operations research
                  The meeting are simialr as well as the ability to interact. I also know many professionals in all
                  these organizations.
                  Conferences, journals, etc. are similar
                  INFORMS is too broad
                  Provides a braod range of marketing and marketing science topics
                  Less tailored to marketing
                  INFORMS reaches out to a differnt technical audience than the other orgs
                  While INFORMS has a wider draw/pool, DSI's meetings/conferences have better quality papers and
                  feedback.
                  INFORMS is better than AMA at keeping me informed about latest in marketing science topics. It is
                  about as good as AEA for my purposes
                  In general, INFORMS has strengths beyond DSI. POMS and INFORMS are roughly equal for my
                  field.
                  i need to get more involved
                  AoM does a better job of keeping me informed.
                  More-centrally focused on my area of interest
                  Others combine rigor with "relevance" to a higher degree
                  In the specific domain, the level of science at informs meetings is not as good - there seems to be
                  a focus on the unreal/ imaginary/ unrealistic assumptions; At being broad, I have found it hard to
                  apply techniques to my specific domain
                  They all cover many different topics related to Statisitcs and OR
                  INFORMS is too theoretical, too large, too academic, INFORMS meetings don't have proceedings
                  I believe that no organization truly exceeds expectations in the specific goals that were selected.
                  All are equally good.
                  INFORMS is so huge that it is hard to stand out; POMS is a smaller organization and therefore




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              easier to make an impact/ get noticed
              To be effective, both require my active involvement, which is constrained by outside influences.
              INFORMS IS more professional and has more resources.
              greater communality of interest of isms members
              Too many INFORMS articles are hypothetical, i.e., not enough empirical work with practice. Too
              many mathematical formulas that don't seem to impact practice directly.
              The quality of INFORMS activities (journals, conferences) is higher.
              I consider myself to be an Operations Researcher
              more focused on topics of interest to me
              I am kept up-to-date in three subjects
              SIAM and MPS have done a better job of publishing high quality journals and running good
              meetings than INFORMS. In comparison, INFORMS journals and meetings are expensive and of
              lower quality.
              Meetings, Journals, etc. is primary outreach of societies
              AMA has 2 outstanding journals (JMR/JM) and conferences
              INFORMS is too much OR and less of Organization Studies, which is my primary area.
              same as other association for professional development.
              All organizations have different focus and meet my needs
              More pertinent to my field of interest
              Similar structure and magazines and journals and meetings
              Advanced topics
              it is the only international organization covering all aspects of OR/MS
              No political agendas, just professionalism
              I am satisfied by the services provided by all these organizations
              Each organization seems to have comparable strengths.
              I am more involved with INFORMS than the other two
              The conference tracks always have useful information presented
              Both societies provide information that I find useful.
              closer to my interests
              Informs meetings are not very attractive to math programming researchers, due to very high
              costs
              MORS is very similar - but holds classified meetings
              An organization is as effective as how much effort you as an individual put into getting something
              out of it. Earlier in my career I spent more effort in the OR/INFORMS side of things. Now, because
              of the nature of my job, I spend more effort in IEEE in terms of presenting papers at and
              attending conferences as well as serving on organizing committees of conferences.
              news and publications
              It is where a lot of things happen!
              INFORMS is effectively the international OR organization where all key people in the field meet at
              the Fall conferences
              I think ASA's monthly AMSTAT News does a better job
              INFORMS was much stranger years ago.
              I can contribute more effectively to IIE
              INFORMS has a broader coverage
              They are both equally ineffective.
              dpn has no real mission and it is out of touch
              .
              Both are high quality professional organizations.
              AS does not have the methodological sophistication of INFORMS
              Better quality of journals
              Because its subject is about Math programming
              Higher quality conferences
              The POMS conference has about the right size (700 people), and it is an excellent way to build
              community in the OM area, the journal POM publishes top research in OM as well.
              Overall, I feel that INFORMS is controlled by a certain set of "Elite" schools that manipulate and
              use INFORMS for the needs of those schools. There is an "Animal Farm" sort of feeling to INFORMS
              -- we're all equal, but some of us are more equal. As such, I don't feel I can really trust in the
              general direction of INFORMS, nor can I fully support the institution, as I'm not quite certain
              whether I'm helping myself out by participating, or only funding the aims of these other "Elite"
              institutions. The other societies in which I devote much more of my time and effort have far less of




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              this feeling.
              Decision Analysis is a broad field, I am interested in its application more than its science.
              More targeted to people with quantitative skills in marketing academic research.
              Runs more activities, more actively managed
              Because my community of interest is national defense and MORS is specifically targeted to that
              community.
              More responsive to needs of academics
              these are different groups of people -- triangulation is necessary to accomplish visibility
              Strong journals and annual meeting
              My primary concern is management of computing
              Continuous Education
              Better organized. More responsive.
              INFORMS is more about ops sci than marketing science, which is my particular area of interest,
              most of what I get out of INFORMS is totally irrelevant to me.
              Informs generally has more of the topics I am interested in.
              I have trouble trying to figure out which niche you are trying to fill
              They all provide a wealth of information
              Both organizations seem to be much more academically oriented and my primary orientation is
              industrial and government consulting
              The other organizations' conferences are much stronger in my area (algorithms) than are those of
              INFORMS
              My work is more closely related to military operations research
              I want to see more survey articles so that I can hone into solutions to my particular problem
              Better technical work
              Both are big, relatively unfocused organizations
              AIAA has a much better professional development program and better-attended annual meetings,
              with broader areas of interest
              INFORMS is the leader organization in OR
              More applicable material.
              Better speakers, presentations, and vendors at national conference
              INFORMS Marketing Society does not do more or less than AMA.
              Each is valuable in its own way. INFORMS keeps me in touch with more of the engineers and
              Society for Medical Decision Making keeps me in contact with medical practitioners.
              its better in some aspects, worse in others.
              It is more focused on my area. INFORMS conferences have become too large - I have trouble
              finding people
              More focused on military OR and capable of classified meetings.
              My focus is health care; INFORMS is less applied
              INFORMS provides a larger group of people to meet, but at the same time the conference is so
              crowded and chaotic that it is very difficult to actually meet anyone!
              Informs lack of quality control for its annual meeting does not compare well with IEEE or SIAM.
              The material presented is of lower calibre.
              Serve slightly different needs
              INFORMS is an international society, while SOBRAPO is limited to Brazil.
              The articles tend to feature matters which lend themselves to simple analytic expressions which
              are usually extremely complex to understand analytically.
              Of the 3+ other groups, INFORMS is the least useful. I believe the academic orientation of
              INFORMS results in a non-pragmatic bias. While I have hired and supervise 5 - 10 OR
              professionals (PhD level), none were recruited through INFORMS.
              American Scientist is a much broader journal
              Closer to my areas of interest
              Both societies provide similar services. MPS is more focused on my research area.
              AMSTAT news is valuable; SIAM only has online options, however.
              More of the people I want to know go to INFORMS and regularly attend
              INFORMS is too diffuse an organization of people with vastly different interests
              Both share similar objectives
              CORS operates where I practice and work.
              Better journals, better attended conferences, better fit as an academic in my area
              Different audiences
              Havent noticed any discernible difference.




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              My focus and research interests are better suited with other organization.
              INFORMS is as good for me as the others
              Wider coverage => lack of focus on Marketing
              They each address areas I am interested in and meet expectations in doing so. SIAM is the
              strongest for wide area coverage, INFORMS for my specialties, AMS because I am a
              mathematician at heart
              Because that is the name of the organization!
              MORS is a sister society to MAS (the informs society i belong to...they often collaborate)
              Too much focus generally on om/ms. Not enough space / attention given to Org Sci.
              Better communication with membership
              Provide comparable benefits
              I think it's equally effective
              DSI is more professor and classroom oriented; IIF focus on forecasting.
              All offer good publications and conferences
              All have strengths
              I attend the meetings of both associations, read their flagship journals, and know people with
              similar interest who are members of both associations.
              General Publications (e.g. OR/MS today) are good, conferences provide good area for
              collaboration, local chapters are useful
              INFORMS has the math people, DSI and POMS are a little softer. So I identify with each and meet
              people in each
              INFORMS is too elitist and too US-centric
              Because it is too specialized and I have been a member for a short time
              Publications are high quality but conferences are very busy for all 3 societies
              Larger organization, lots of resources
              higher standards and quality
              Neither is better
              Roadef is very similar to Informs, but mainly limited to French-speaking people. Agifors RM,
              though focused on airlines, is a lot more business-oriented
              more oportunity for leadership positions in other groups
              I am more OM than OR.
              Different aspects of my interests
              More related to my field of study and also very intense through its publications (Refering to
              INFORMS vs APICS)
              presentations and publication are more rigorous than IIE offers and conferences are more plentiful
              than the math programing society offers
              Reduced focus in INFORMS on Forecasting
              Both run excellent journals and conferences.
              The other organizations are more relevant to my weekly activities
              I see the same level of professionalism
              Less local seminars and tutorials, less gatherings
              Poorly organized conferences, low quality journal
              More manageable
              Interfaces and OR/MS Today are more relevant than POMS
              I believe INFORMS is as professional as IEEE as 125 years old org.
              CORS gives a more canadian and local aspect, but INFORMS is more international.
              DSI is very broad - OR/MS is one small component.
              larger conferences with a diverse set of presentations, even though I have to say many of them
              not of high quality
              Depending on the societies objectives either one serves its purpose
              Annual conference and journal quality are better.
              INFORMS has truly championed the cause of OR/MS in real life applications.
              It is larger and has more journals that are relevant to my research.
              I said INFORMS was equal
              INFORMS and the MAA both provide venues at their major conferences for me to meet people who
              are interested in my subareas of mathematics and OR.
              INFORMS is more academic oriented while APICS is more applied oriented.
              Better journals.
              INFORMS is strong than other organizations.
              It more closely matches my professional career trajectory




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              Journal content too limited in scope
              INFORMS is more focus to my research and professional interests. The services are better.
              ORS represents a more rounded view of OR including soft as well as hard.
              nothing to add
              These organizations give me different perspectives on the countries where I used to work, and
              different areas (eg Finance)
              The publications and conferences of both organizations are comparable in meeting my needs.
              Most professional societies offer the same menu of opportunities/publications.
              Both provide information on OR
              CSCMP and APICS are more watered-down, IIE is too narrowly engineering focused, in my opinion
              Their publications are better.
              Broader international attnedance
              Better conferences and journals
              my research is more along the lines of OR rather than industrial engineering
              Applied Probability is not a primary interest of AMS or SIAM
              INFORMS has much richer resources in terms of publications and job placement services.
              Effective marketing
              INFORMS is far too focused on academic research. While this may have been a good approach in
              the early days of the profession, when low-hanging fruit abounded, academia today often focuses
              on largely irrelevant tweaks that fail to inspire any interest in the broader needs of the practice
              community. For every professor, there are dozens of practitioners... that should be the focus of
              INFORMS, if INFORMS is to thrive and truly represent the profession. The American Bar
              Association follows such a model in organizing its conferences and publications and has been
              incredibly successful.
              All a little different, but all communicate well.
              AEA only provides me with literature.
              The meetings are equally good as are the journals.
              Organizations are not that different
              Better conference
              Both struggles with membership and volunteers, but provide great programs and content.
              I have the impression that Informs is a more active organization
              The meetings don't address my goals.
              My main interest is Applied Probability, which is catered for in several societies.
              provides access to community related to actuarial risk modeling
              Website is tricky to navigate. Communications of ACM is more broad.
              Based on a broad view of benefits obtained from each of them.
              It is more specific to my research and career interests.
              It connects with important academic activities in my field, while the other organizations connect
              better with practitioners.
              INFORMS provides better specific services to the community.
              More focused on what I am interested
              I feel that the other societies focus of the field, rather than on the continuation of the society.
              My interests have shifted away from Operations Research
              To satisfy my professional needs
              I believe they are all complementary for my specific area of research and my specific expectations
              I gave a talk during one of INFORMS Fall Meeting in Seattle. I have used the job placement serice
              and have attended interviews. I have not done anything in person for the other societies nor did i
              proactively involve in them.
              INFORMS does as good a job as any of the other orgs I belong to.
              Both have exposed me to a wide variety of issues in operations research and industrial
              engineering
              It is more focussed in my area - DA in petroleum
              OR/today is the best journal than from other societies
              Superior journals
              I hear from INFORMS through the internet more often than from the others
              Because I see INFORMS as a bigger venue
              The organizations bring subject matter expertise from around the world in different communities
              to share their experiences
              Larger number of members and greater variety of topics
              It has many more interesting articles




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              MORS has more members with my experience
              INFORMS meetings have become so large and diverse that it is difficult to meet new people in my
              area of interest.
              more directly useful to daily activities
              IIE does less than INFORMS, but PMI do a great job at positioning the profession (PM), marketing
              and provide direct involvement opportunities and leadership development of the members through
              the local Chapter
              there are too many sessions at the same time.
              Online journals, wider variety of topics.
              AAAI both cover different byt complementary areas
              Informs is a larger organisation
              Better meetings
              not as much depth and breath as INFORMS
              Structure of INFORMS conferences allow for a variety of interests to be addressed; number of
              attendees and composition of attendees (mostly academic) are more in line with my personal
              interests
              They are very similar organizations in that manner.
              Because we don't have regional chapters.
              Better organized in spite of size. Flagship society.
              The problems I am interested in overlap and coverage is even at both.
              Their literature is broader and meets my purpose
              IIE Conference presentations seem to be better attended and are taken more seriously by
              presenters, which results in better presentations.
              both programs are excellent
              Higher quality of interactions
              I think the conference environment given to me is similiar.
              AMA is broader, but less specialised
              That is a hope as I am now getting familiar with INFORMS
              They are all well organized, the meetings are on high professional level, I meet experts from the
              feild I am interesting (OR, multicirteria modelling,...)
              more closed to management ans service
              Better organized regional chapters, less expensive annual meetings,
              IIE is focused more towards industry. I like INFORMS because its main focus is research.
              Complementary coverage
              They are similar
              Lower fees meetings, more flexible in programming
              Its cover of subjects
              size of society
              Informs is too large scale to have real contacts
              wide range of interests
              INFORMS has better conferences
              The comparison holds for my home country Germany
              More relevant information
              I have been retired for 22 years. I want to keep abreast in both; respective publications do that.
              More breadth of knowledge
              The services are comparable.
              INFORMS publishes Marketing Science, which is one of the 4 top marketing journals, and
              organizes the Marketing Science Conference, which is one of the 4 most renowned marketing
              conferences. These other organizations publish the other 3 top journals, and organize the other 3
              top conferences, all of which I think of as being equally good.
              More emphasis on OR.
              The quality of the journals as well as news on the INFORMS website
              It's a bigger association, with greater interests and focus on more subjects
              Being UK based, it's easier for me to attend meetings. But i have much appreciated INFORM's
              reduced conference fees for retired people
              Both have similar groups of colleagues attending
              As my area of interest is Operations Research applications in Finance, GARP with its focus on
              Financial Risk Management and being a professional association, for me along side INFORMS, both
              offer almost equivalent support professionally.
              Breadth and quality of publications and meetings (conferences)




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              INFORMS: more comprehensive, in due time, more actions - events, better value for money
              All have a good research focus and solid contributors to the various research fields covered.
              All of these are very well run.
              INFORMS is directly in the MS/OR area
              I find the journals of INFORMS closer to my professional goals
              Offers similar services (conferences, etc.)
              I participate in more conference-related actitivies in other orgs
              INFORMS is strong in bringing people together who have a primary interest in quantitative issues.
              AMA and EMAC are strong at different issues.
              IEEE has a local chapter, and its magazine "Computers" provides good readin
              DIA, MBC
              It does the job. The relative effectiveness of the two organizations is dependent upon my
              activities and efforts.
              The TSL Society and TRB are both quite effective.
              Larger community of people in my particular area of interest
              Both communities provide me useful insight for my research.
              I am able to obtain current research from publications and meetings of both organizations
              Informs provide a wider range of media contacts with the members
              more focus and results
              INFORMS is better than the DAAG due to INFORMS scope and class of publications, but less than
              MORS since MORS applies directly to my day to day job.
              Articles are more directly related to my work.
              The annual meeting brings most academicians in my broader area of interest at one place.
              INFORMS is short in academics, long in politics. This is a field dominated by academically mediocre
              business school types. Also, there seems to be clicks that are more interested in preserving their
              privileges than in expanding into newer higher quality research areas.ving the quality of research
              good for size and scope; less so for specific contacts
              ASIS is also good at exposing to a wide variety of subjects in its expertise fields
              I rarely go to the conferences since they are very expensive and held at a difficult time.
              IFPUG is a smaller group and therefore easier to keep informed and stay in touch with key people,
              and learn from key people.
              Provide content in a variety of formats
              Better use of internet and telated tools
              INFORMS acts as a central organization, and set of resources, where I can come to look for
              information, conferences, and job postings.
              I am not sure that there is much difference.
              The organizations are diverse, just like their subject matters. Some are very attentive to
              members, some are not. Smaller can be either better or worse than larger.
              More printed material delivered to my house
              It is an active organization and leads similar organizations in this field.
              Better balance between theory and applications
              POMS is more focused on what I am interested in
              I base my observation on the quality of the publications and conference organization.
              My involvement has been greater in INFORMs
              INFORMS performs well in info transfer via print and at meetings
              The other society is narrow as the related research fields
              Good journals; Good national conference
              I have 2 goals, science and OR. INFORMS is my portal to OR.
              Website is neater and more effective, more training courses, more web resources, more
              informative and focused news letter.
              All have conferences and journals but not much else as ways to be visible (not sure what else is
              possible)
              All societies I participate in provide good articles for my research.
              IT IS MY PRIMARY FIELD
              AMA is much broader than my specific quantitative modeling interests
              INFORMS has a scope that is more broad than SIAM and MPS.
              network, journals, publicatons
              The INFORMS Marketing Science conference is better but the AMA publications are better than
              INFORMS publications for my purpose.
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              I find the style of research in INFORMS jounals - man sci and org sci relate well to my approach to
              science.
              Wider selection of topics and problems.
              The publications that I read are very comparable and useful to me as an instructor and general
              practitioner.
              Specific Interest Researchers are equally represented in IEEE and IIE meetings and activities
              INFORMS is a larger society.
              More effective because of the connection to practice
              It feels that INFORMS really cares about helping members that are looking for jobs
              There is great overlap between the two
              they both meet my primary goal
              I derive the greatest technical benefits and interactions through INFORMS
              Mostly because INFORMS is bigger than CORS and is therefore able to offer more services and
              attract more people to conferences
              More relevance to our holistic business needs
              Annual meetings are not as relevant
              INFORMS members have goals more similar to mine than members of other organizations.
              Informs membership works very well in conjunction with my other memberships, in that it
              provides a different approach to the issues that I am interested in.
              CORS gives exposure to the Canadian research arm, whereas INFORMS provides exposure to more
              American research
              Good journals.
              It is one of the resouces I go to for my research.
              More narrowly focused on my primary area of interest
              More relevant to my field
              Each organization addresses a specific aspect of my research/practitioner needs
              Reliability is statistics
              Better organization and more useful
              MORS is much more focused on the field of military OR and my clients within DoD.
              MORS community is defense focused
              DSI caters to several business disciplines. INFORMS is more OR/MS specific.
              Very high quality research
              The contents of INFORM's Journal have richer and understandable information than journals of
              other societies.
              same opportunities to attend meetings
              I don't see any differential advantage
              Other organziations focus more on my transportation interest
              Both have insteresting and useful papers to consult and also opportunities to assist to conferences.
              IIE is more useful in specific fields for my profession (industrial engineer)
              Because it is more Airline specific; the industry in which I work
              Editorial response is good
              more focused on mathematical modeling, simulation, etc.
              Large overlap in membership
              DSI is a useful group but is less MS/OR specific
              informs used the best way of communication and attracts the best of the best people
              They all help keep me informed about topics in their respective fields, which I usually teach in.
              Smaller, More foccused
              MCP is a well known credential, but the InfORMS community is better established. LinkedIn
              integration would improve things.
              excellent
              MS/OR is a wide field with many application areas and techniques. So is computer science
              (IEEE/CS, ACM), simulation (SCS), and information systems (AIS). Therefore, equally effective.
              I think all of my professional organizations provide the same services to me: keeping me up to
              date on the latest news in the profession and provide networking opportunities
              AIS is the professional organization of my field, i.e. information systems.
              Since I live and work in Brazil, it has been more important to keep my ties with O.R. in this
              country than in the US.
              INFORMS is a very good way to keep current on OR. I also like the ability to download classic
              papers from INFORMS online. As someone who works in manufacturing I tend to find it necessary
              to also be a member of more practically oriented professional organizations lke IIE and CSCMP.




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              Topics are more germaine to my interest.
              Better match with my goals.
              Material presented at meetings is more advanced.
              DSI is populated primarily by operations management and IT types, not OR types. Furthermore,
              there are essentially no practitioners involved with DSI.
              There is a significant overlap between the people who are on the board of these socities
              Both provide similar value which for me in practice is not a lot
              More focussed
              no explanation
              For example, Informs conferences are not taken very seriously
              journals are equally useful
              The quality of the articles in OR/MS today is quite hit and miss compared to e.g. IEEE Spectrum,
              and represents the 'cream of the crop' for accessible articles in OR.
              This is based on personal experience.
              Cost estimation is a particular application of OR and was a focus for me.
              AMS Notices is quite well thought out, OR/MS Today is deliberately shallow.
              It's my secondary area of interest.
              .
              Lower quality meetings, lower quality organization
              They serve very different but complementary functions.
              m;ore relevant material and contacts
              MORS focuses on my specific interests
              because of a larger audience
              Because each one provides a view of their field(s) in appropriate depth for my needs
              broad range of topics at both conferences
              I identify more with OR/MS than IE, even though I am in an IE dept.
              Activities are closely tied to my industry in particular
              INFORMS is better funded and has a higher profile.
              DSI simply cannot compete with INFORMS on most levels, the exception being state of the art
              teaching.
              I can list membership and people understand what that implies.
              A whole lot of overlap in topics and personnel
              I mainly use the annual conference to meet people with similar research interests. Both INFORMS
              and IAEE conferences are a good forum for that purpose.
              broader range of subjects covered at a deeper level.
              Ijoin INFORMS and other groups because it is the right thing to do
              INFORMS covers more topics of interest to practitioners and non-academics
              They both have similar structures and provide the same benefits.
              Actually not sure, but similar experiences
              Each of the organizations to which I belong have different strengths. All things considered,
              INFORMS is equal to the other orgs to which I belong
              more exposure to technical presentations that fit my interests
              Different aspects are served by different societies.
              I can find the same types of job openings on either publication
              larger, better organized
              I am an academic in supply chain and operations management
              Surrounded by fewer colleagues of like interest to discuss articles / publications of INFORMS
              All the societies to which I belong support and report on state of the art research.
              more international expertise
              Informs too limted to mathematical approaches (ration as opposed to real models of decision
              making)
              The British OR Society is more interdisciplinary.
              INFORMS addresses OR specifically
              Informs is probably more organized but the conference is now too big
              They both focus on career opportunities.
              Informs conferences are less focused on my areas of interest
              More specialized conferences.
              I was given a membership as a result of attending a conference and I have NEVER been able to
              successfully login, subscribe to a journal or do anything on the website. But I get regular emails
              inviting me to do so




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              Most closely related to my professional research
              same
              ?
              some areas too academic; not practical enough
              INFORMS is better organized, INFORMS journals have more impact, INFORMS conferences have
              higher quality
              INFORMS serves a wider community of scholars and practitioners than POMS, and it is a more
              mature organization with better communication tools.
              too inward focused
              It is a very general forum
              Equally effective at reaching 2 different audiences.
              More suited to my interests and skills
              Conferences and journals are more applicable to my research
              MORS is more effective at communicating and holding meetings on military OR. INFORMS seems
              mostly directed at academics and some business analysts.
              INFORMS has more focus on my areas of interest than IEEE
              Too large
              It is more related to my research.
              conference is out of control
              The AFA and FMA are my specific interests within OR/MS. INFORMS is more general.
              INFORMS is more effective than some of these societies & less effective than others
              offers similiar functionality that requires abut the same amount of effort to utilize
              I have a better background in Operations Research
              Thanks
              The INFORMS conference is useless and cliquey, overpriced for what you get...subdivision on
              Organization Science lacks leadership transparency...etc.
              Quality of the membership, ,eetings, journals
              Both organizations sponsor regional meetings that allow me to meet a number of people with
              similar interests.
              IN-depth analysis to real-world situations
              Lack of coherent stategy and direction on part of INFORMS intitiatives
              Help me to stay plugged into a community of OM scholars
              Current relevant applications based problems/solutions.
              Not enough fresh material - its stays quite dated
              less attentive to the members' needs
              comparable services and materials
              INFORMS is simply the perfect place for OR/MS people.
              INFORMS is top-notch on their communications and articles.
              INFORMS journals are helpful; the fall conference is nice, but it is so big and the talks are so short
              that I do not get as much out of them as the POMS conferences (which are more focused and have
              longer talks in each session).
              They are fairly equal
              these other organizations are much more focused on the practical issues that I face day-to-day - I
              am a practicioner and the ivory tower of academia is too far removed from my practical concerns
              AMA has broader resources for marketing practitioners.
              SIAM and MPS are more focused on my areas of academic interests
              They have more practical sessions that augment my research and the atmosphere of the
              conference(s) is much more fun.
              IEEE covers a wide spectrum of the EE profession; MORS applies the OR spectrum to the military
              in a wide sense
              I use both resources equally.
              Regular meetings, well attended
              INFORMS is much broader, diverse, less-"clickish"
              Very well organized, easy to get on program,Speakers treated with respect
              INFORMS has more details on new approaches, etc.
              Getting involved with INFORMS and its subdivisions has been as easy as it has been to get
              involved with the other organizations.
              organizes only once every 3 years a conference, but a good one. Very good journal as well.
              High level of communication, frequency of meetings, quality of publications
              I drifted away from Operations Research as a profession and am primarily a Naval




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              Architect/Marine Engineer (now retired).
              Each org has strengths and weaknesses
              Has more information and more members
              INFORMS operates and provides opportunities similar to other orgs
              BLAH BLAH
              It more directly addresses my professional needs as an operations researcher.
              INFORMS is run as good as IEEE and better than IIE
              Because of the types of activities I am involved in
              It is a very large professional organization is complementary to DSI which is smaller.
              I know people at INFORMS more
              I have found the Practice meeting to be a good size & scope for meeting and interacting with
              colleagues. I also benefitted from 2 years on the INFORMS Roundtable.
              I feel that I get valuable and different information from each professional association.
              both oraganizations organize meetings and distribute information
              N/A
              Smaller group containing people I deal with more frequently
              A more comprehensive and research oriented conference
              observation and measurement
              There are more people to meet.
              Because Informs is a bigger organization
              Journals and meetings seem more relevant
              IIE has broader range of activities, and has short courses.
              .
              wider range of subjects
              AMa is broader, but crosses over my interest areas
              More relevant to my interests, larger.
              Societies based in different countries
              More targeted to the people who share my interests
              POMs also could provide many news and meeting
              because I am interested in specific transportation problems
              INFORMS seems to be struggling with "value added relevance"
              Because both organizations provide the same type of services almost at the same level such as
              journals, conferences and meetings.
              It's a much friendlier environment with people interested in what other people are doing.
              Each organization enhances different aspects of my professional development.
              Too theoretical. The journals and the society needs to embrace more the business world.
              All organisations offer conferences and journals, so they all help me in pursuing my goals
              I am interested in OR ans MS. There are more talks in these areas at the INFORMS Annual
              meeting. Also more OR people attend INFORMS than IIE.
              More aligned with my interests
              DSI and POMS struggle with being current in technology and topical interests. IIE is oriented for
              practitioners much differently. CS is a small niche group.
              great conference with networking events
              I perceive the same benefits from both associations.
              There is more emphasis on science rather than politics
              I find Informs journals more useful
              Better technical content at MORS
              Others are smaller & more focused on my interests
              INFORMS and TRB both provide an environment in which one can learn about state of the art and
              practice in the field of OR (INFORMS) and Transporttaion (TRB).
              INFORMS has a stronger inclination towards quantitative menthods in OR (which I like)
              Because Informs goals do not seem to be focused on education and certification of a specific area
              of operations research of management science.
              equally not in the eye of the decision makers and general public
              At INFORMS, I have, as an operations researcher, the opportunity of being connected to a variety
              of OR-based sub-divisions. This is not the case in my other memberships.
              I think they all are equally good and cometetive at what they do. INFORMS is a broad umbrella
              type org. whereas others have their own niche.
              INFORMS has a more scholarly focus as an organization
              Receive periodicals from both.




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              Not sure
              I have been much informed by electronic journals and news.
              Both INFORMS and IEEE are good organizations and have helped me in my career needs.
              Not as many opportunities/activities associated with INFORMS as are available with some of the
              other organizations
              Because INFORMS is more related to graduate studentes, whereas IIE is more applied
              undergraduate (and more expensive).
              I get, more or less, the same amount of service and information about the topics of my interest.
              More focussed on Operations Research
              MORS -- hghly effective. SRA -- don't know yet
              All 3 span very many subjects; all 3 have first rate journals
              Thanks
              Journals, outreach activities, accreditation
              INFORMS has a wider variety of participants, TRB is more focused.
              Higher quality journals
              I attend INFORMS meetings more regularly
              The variety is not as strong as EMAC, though INFORMS does capture a wide array of topics
              Applications and methods are area specific, informs is more general
              informs does not take advantage of its connections in the financial services industry
              They each have their attractions -- CORS much motre intimate and collegial, DSI with a more
              pleasant ambience at the national meeting that the INFORMS meetings, which are larger and more
              impersonal
              IIE has more focus on IE, rather than management science and OR
              More widely distributed and easily accessible journals and at a lower cost than INFORMS
              INFORMS Fall meetings' sessiosn are sparsely attended and opportunities for socialization are
              poorly organized.
              The web site is less confusing and access to information is clearly shown - with informs I don't
              know if I should subscribe to a group or not becaue of the warnings that if I have this subscription
              or that it already comes with this group membership or that - I have trusted you with my credit
              card - you should know to which groups I am subscribed and tell me. I have far too many
              professional memberships to remember what the name or features of my subscription are - if you
              need more info: andrew@andrewopala.ca
              Because I find them equally effective.
              INFORMS is more focused on my interest
              They maintain a high level of publication standards as well as strong affiliations with researchers in
              the area.
              equally good journals, better conferences
              larger conferences, better web site, better newsletter
              Opportunities to meet with colleagues and hear about their research
              I benefit from all organizations.
              Better marketing of the INFORMS Fall Annual Conference
              Much better communication, outreach
              Quality of research
              both have very good journals in my area
              better people (more scholarly oriented) attend INFORMS
              POMS has a spring conference that is also very good.
              There is no local chapter of INFORMS in Hong Kong to help
              I have only been a member since beginning of this year. Don't really know yet.
              Similar professional composition and formats
              My expectations are similar. Bu t in each I expect to meet a different community. In both I
              interact with different people
              PMI is much better (offers news, journals, training, magazines, etc.), APEGGA is much worse.
              All three are professional OR society and they satisfy similar needs.
              Some of INFORMS material is useful, however, a lot of the printed material is oriented towards
              academia
              INFORMs is aimed at my main interest - OR; therefore I am able to obtain/read articles pertaining
              to my "main" interest
              Journals are excellent and well run but the conferences are less relevant to my area
              (tech/innovation)
              it is more focused in my objectives




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              more emphasis on local activities
              My areas of focus are more marginalized in INFORMS
              Broader coverage of probability by IMS
              Journals are about the same in quality/applicability
              I meet a wider range of interesting people through INFORMS
              CSCMP is more diversified in its members and is perhaps better for a business school faculty to
              attend in comparison with INFORMS
              My core community is Informs, so Informs has more presence than IEEE, but in recent years, I
              have moved into areas where IEEE has a more significant presence. I thoroughly enjoy Informs,
              but I am starting to realize that IEEE offers significant strengths, and I am doing my best to work
              within the Informs organization to overcome some important weaknesses (notably, the lack of a
              broad base of journals).
              More opportunities, bigger organization, high quality and visibility journals and conferences
              offerings are comprable
              IEEE and INFORMS have both been great.
              Support and Clear goals and objectives for its members
              Holds national meetings where papers are presented
              Very few services, too few journal pages allocated to ISR
              Both are large, diverse societies that host major meetings well.
              Similar breadth of coverage
              Very narrow interests of the editors and conference organizers
              similar functions
              I understand more INFORMS subject areas than ASA's.
              The quality of the publications and magazine of IIE is not even close to the one of INFORMS
              Greater opportunities for interaction with colleagues
              all of them are fine
              They provide similar information and knowledge
              I equally consult/read the publications of the 2 organizations
              Because it's an international organization as opposed to ORST.
              More people, broader
              Better identity, greater reach, more entrepreneurial
              The colleagues at INFORMS share similar interests to mine.
              compared to IEEE: many fewer but equally well run converences, rather less rigor/value in
              presentations
              INFORMS is controlled by mathematics types
              INFORMS is larger and therefore gives more scope but CORS is more germaine to my area of
              research in Canada
              INFORMS is more business like, while SIAM is more of a professional society
              slightly better focus, more like-minded colleagues
              INFORMS seems to have a more diverese and vibrant membership
              I keep up on the latest methodologies in the profession
              They both keep me up with the state of the art
              Meetings are more relevant and better attended.
              INFORMS is a more cohesive organization.
              INFORMS focuses on OR subjects and ITE focues on transportation area.
              INFORMS is the world's premier OR/MS society
              INFORMS is more directed to graduate students than IIE
              Less wide-ranging; lower quality standards.
              There are certain areas that each excel in. INFORMS is more technical, MORS is more application
              They all provide an equal need in my profession.
              IIE offers more educational opportunities, but INFORMS offers more practical, useable information
              along with better journals. Overall, I believe they are relatively equal in overall effectiveness for
              me.
              INFORMS is attended by more researchers with interests similar to mine.
              more diverse interests embodied in INFORMS membership
              Similar meetings, journals, etc.
              ASA seems to be more in tune with the needs of the industry
              Both have many knowledgeable experts participating in events.
              Journals are of high quality; additional material (INFORMS web site, science of better, ...) is
              presented in a useable, attractive way.




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              more focused group at INFORMS

              Excellent conferences, good topical coverage, good written materials and journals
              More of the people I am looking to network with at the other socieeties' events, higher quality
              sessions, more business represented
              INFORMS provides easily read articles of many areas that are my primary goals.
              groups were too huge for me
              It has more publications with wide area of interest
              All are fine organizations with different emphases.
              Not as robustly focused or specialized on Technology Management (strategic)
              INFORMS provides a very good set of resources. Its single biggest drawback is its size. Too many
              attendees at the Fall meeting and a lack of focus.
              INFORMS dominated by academics, not practitioners. Presentations too academic to be useful.
              INFORMS has a greater focus on OR than SIAM, and a broader recognition than CORS
              Professional organizations are essentially market places, and the value of these depends on the
              attendees. INFORMS is successful in attracting a certain kind of clientel, the other professional
              organizations I belong to attract a slightly different, sometimes overlapping clientel. For me, there
              is value in belonging to more than one professional organization.
              INFORMS is much more political in acceptance of work
              INFORMS coverage is broader in the area
              More events and publications
              Excellent material appears in many places
              it's about the same
              INFORMS is more focussed on my interests
              Different topic areas
              More people
              INFORMS has a good organization for knowledge exchange in wide environment. The MCDM
              Society is smaller, so personal meetings and discussion are easier.
              THEIR JOURNALS AND DISTRIBUTION ARE MORE GENERAL AND LESS FOCUSSED ON MY AREA OF
              INTEREST
              INFORMS is much more academically oriented.
              Particular aspects are covered by each organization
              The Metaheuristic group is focused on my interests in optimization and provides an exciting,
              focused venue for meeting with others with similar interests.
              I have more contacts in those organizations and have been involved in them much longer than
              with INFORMS.
              I cover different aspects of my work by referring to each of these organisations
              same value
              Math Programming Society is more academic than INFORMS
              INFORMS is larger and better organised, bu ASOR is local and handy.
              My simulation work supports my domain area of tax analysis
              Informs DID NOT provide the member grade (senior member or fellow) for aggresive researchers.
              INFORM is not focused enough and way too schizophrenic. The merger of OR and MS organizations
              has not worked intellectually. OR dominates and most OR have little appreciation of MS. The
              Science of Better, what a joke!!!
              Their online materials are not as interesting.
              CSCMP is managerial, INFORMS more technical
              I got fewer conference or publication information from INFORMS
              Has the breadth and depth I need while the others are IT specific
              Match my interests better
              Some overlapp
              One covers basics, the other covers real apps
              More relevant jounral
              Broaders scope
              more organized
              ORSNZ is local
              It is more specialized in Marketing Science.
              Similar opportunities
              Some organizations are more efficient and narrowed focused on the objectives. Also there are
              some concerns about the quality of the conferences




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              Just is.
              More organized, better meetings, better website, better networking....
              AMA less interested in research
              INFORMS is well organized in every aspect. But professionally I gain more sometimes from the
              smaller conferences
              I find myself readingg INFORMS pubs more; have never attended DSI event; best event ever
              attended was summer teaching of ORMS workshop
              It supports a wide variety of related activities.
              Differnce of Used Janguage, English and Japanese
              because I think ORMS magazine is better than ORInsight
              I have not reveived the OR/MS today magazine for 4 months
              You have very nice meetings
              INFORMS has more journals available.
              Focus on management science
              Better electronic access to published materials
              I attend more INFORMS meetings
              Organization Science as a journal is outstanding, hower the Academy of Management Meetings are
              much more central than the analgous INFORMS meetings
              All have excellent programs in math programming, my speciality
              I work in Industrial Engineering / Engineering Management - all three groups address this area.
              Both IIE and INFORMS give me a chance to present my research and meet professionals and
              researchers in my area
              Each of these organizations publish a journal in IS, each hosts annual meetings and local chapter
              meetigns.
              Informs has more interesting trade publication but ASA has local meetings that are easier to
              attend
              INFORMS is world-biggest Society of Operations Research!
              I have heard from clients that have read my resume on Informs JPS
              They all have the information I need.
              I meet people and give/attend presentations
              So far I have been more involved with INFORMS
              INFORMS is more central to my interests and activities, and it sponsors more conferences.
              Depth and size of organization
              that's the way i see it!
              I am more involved with DSI and find more people with similar interests
              More focused on practice & real-world problems
              Too much math and academic research. Not enough case studies on the use of MS/OR in
              practice.
              Both are quality organizations.
              -
              much bigger association with a higher budget
              The concepts presented at meetings as just as good and valuable to me.
              Equally effective
              INFORMS local chapter and subdivision activities are almost non-existent. I always question
              whether or not it is worth renewing my memberships.
              INFORMS journals are much stronger than others
              They all provide me news updates and have relevant journals and conferences
              Same kind of organization
              equaly follow events, journals for both
              Both the other organizations cover related fields in which I am also interested
              These organizations all help me gain more knowledge.
              They also hold meetings and publish good journals
              Easier access to desired resources through the other organizations. Not enough easy visibility of
              military applications in OR through INFORMS.
              I'm not a frequent reader of the publications of either society
              More relevant to my areas of interest
              Better presentations at annual meetings.
              Both are societies are aimed at promoting Or in the widest sense
              INFORMS seems to be about academics, not practice. I have always been disappointed in
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                   IEEE giv es a good overview.
                   May be because I have attended more INFORMS meetings than other organization meetings
                   More professional, better organised, provides more high-quality content
                   Quality of Articles
                   Both yield useful contacts.
                   In general, the quality of papers presented at the INFORMS conferences are of a higher quality.
                   MORS primary focus is on military/govt whereas INFORMS is more focused on industry/academia.
                   Both areas promote my primary goal.
                   At least in the ways in which I participate, the two organizations offer fairly similar
                   services/products, albeit with different topics
                   The other organization (IEEE) does a much better job of recognizing my particular career path
                   (that of a non-academic researcher).
                   I am more actively involved in INFORMS than the MAA
                   all have conferences and journals, that meet my objectives
                   Most INFORMS members are outisde of my area of interest
                   n/a
                   I got simmilar benefits from both organizations
                   Lager group of people
                   It's closer to my actual field and work.
                   i feel the priorities and mission of INFORMS lies most closely to my own professional objectives




          This question is asked if the answer to question 87 is More effective or Equally as effective or Less
          effective.
          An answer to this question is not required and 193 of 907 respondents chose not to answer.




   iii)   Personal Descriptors




   89) Which of the following best describes your primary affiliation? [Check one answer only.]



           Educator at a college or
                                                  (765)                                 50.0%
           university
           Student at a college or
                                                  (207)             13.5%
           university
           Self employed                           (41)      2.7%
           Business / Consulting                  (423)                     27.6%
           Government                              (94)        6.1%
           Total                                 (1530)


                                                          Confidence: +/-2.5%       Average Score: 2.26




   iv)    Concept TestsHere we will present a few ideas that are being contemplated by INFORMS. Please indicate
          how interested you are in each concept.




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   90) INFORMS is considering a new membership dues model, with a significantly lower base membership
       price. However, separate fees would be charged for print subscriptions to the membership magazine
       OR/MS Today and for print and/or electronic subscriptions to INFORMS journals (i.e., Operations
       Research, Management Science, Interfaces, etc.) How interested would you be in this? [Check one
       answer only.]



          Extremely interested        (498)                         32.5%
          Moderately interested       (573)                          37.5%
          A little interested         (231)             15.1%
          Not interested              (228)             14.9%
          Total                     (1530)


                                               Confidence: +/-2.4%     Average Score: 2.12




   91) INFORMS is considering a more practitioner-oriented series of journal publications. These publications
       would take selected state-of-the-art academic publications and summarize how to apply the methodology
       and how to decide when the methodology is appropriate, with examples from actual applications. These
       articles would be readily retrievable via an online index, both by method and area of application. How
       interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]



          Extremely interested      (346)                                         62.0%
          Moderately interested     (146)                     26.2%
          A little interested         (52)           9.3%
          Not interested              (14)       2.5%
          Total                     (558)


                                              Confidence: +/-4.0%     Average Score: 1.52



         This question is asked if the answer to question 89 is Self employed or Business / Consulting or
         Government.




   92)
         INFORMS recognizes that many of its practitioner members are often too busy to keep up with the latest
         methodologies. INFORMS is considering the strategic placement of summary articles on newer methods,
         etc. in its premier journals that practitioners could consult in order to enhance or refresh their skills in
         selected techniques. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]



          Extremely interested      (283)                                    50.7%
          Moderately interested     (202)                            36.2%
          A little interested         (55)           9.9%
          Not interested              (18)       3.2%
          Total                     (558)




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                                           Confidence: +/-4.1%      Average Score: 1.66



        This question is asked if the answer to question 89 is Self employed or Business / Consulting or
        Government or null.




   93) As an extension of the summary articles idea, INFORMS is considering a similar type of strategic
       placement of these summary articles on newer methods, etc. in OR/MS Today. How interested would you
       be in this? [Check one answer only.]



          Extremely interested     (299)                                    53.6%
          Moderately interested    (203)                          36.4%
          A little interested       (41)         7.3%
          Not interested            (15)      2.7%
          Total                    (558)


                                           Confidence: +/-4.1%      Average Score: 1.59



        This question is asked if the answer to question 89 is Self employed or Business / Consulting or
        Government or null.




   94) In line with the objective of helping our practitioner members keep up with recent advances, INFORMS is
       considering developing short term courses/tutorials, delivered face to face in a convenient location, that
       would enhance or refresh practitioner skills with the latest methodologies and substantive findings in their
       areas of interests. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]



          Extremely interested     (159)                      28.5%
          Moderately interested    (175)                        31.4%
          A little interested      (139)                    24.9%
          Not interested            (85)              15.2%
          Total                    (558)


                                           Confidence: +/-3.8%      Average Score: 2.27



        This question is asked if the answer to question 89 is Self employed or Business / Consulting or
        Government or null.




   95) As an extension of the short course idea, INFORMS is considering a similar type of educational experience
       to be delivered online. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]



          Extremely interested     (225)                            40.3%
          Moderately interested    (175)                        31.4%
          A little interested      (102)                18.3%




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          Not interested            (56)           10.0%
          Total                    (558)


                                           Confidence: +/-4.1%      Average Score: 1.98



        This question is asked if the answer to question 89 is Self employed or Business / Consulting or
        Government or null.




   96) INFORMS is considering making the Annual Fall Meeting more practitioner friendly. One thing under
       consideration is a series of presentations or panel discussions on managing the consultant-client
       relationship. These discussions would focus on successful relationships in an attempt to isolate best
       practices. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]



          Extremely interested     (154)                     27.6%
          Moderately interested    (163)                        29.2%
          A little interested      (151)                    27.1%
          Not interested            (90)                16.1%
          Total                    (558)


                                           Confidence: +/-3.8%      Average Score: 2.32



        This question is asked if the answer to question 89 is Self employed or Business / Consulting or
        Government or null.




   v)   DemographicsWhere do you currently reside?




   97) Country:



          U.S.A.                               (939)                                             73.4%
          Afghanistan                             (0)     0.0%
          Albania                                 (0)     0.0%
          Algeria                                 (0)     0.0%
          American Samoa                          (0)     0.0%
          Andorra                                 (0)     0.0%
          Angola                                  (0)     0.0%
          Anguilla                                (0)     0.0%
          Antarctica                              (0)     0.0%
          Antigua and Barbuda                     (0)     0.0%
          Argentina                               (1)     0.1%
          Armenia                                 (0)     0.0%
          Aruba                                   (0)     0.0%




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         Australia                          (19)   1.5%
         Austria                             (2)   0.2%
         Azerbaijan                          (0)   0.0%
         Bahamas                             (0)   0.0%
         Bahrain                             (0)   0.0%
         Bangladesh                          (0)   0.0%
         Barbados                            (0)   0.0%
         Belarus                             (0)   0.0%
         Belgium                             (4)   0.3%
         Belize                              (0)   0.0%
         Benin                               (0)   0.0%
         Bermuda                             (0)   0.0%
         Bhutan                              (0)   0.0%
         Bolivia                             (0)   0.0%
         Bosnia and Herzegowina              (0)   0.0%
         Botswana                            (0)   0.0%
         Bouvet Island                       (0)   0.0%
         Brazil                              (9)   0.7%
         British Indian Ocean Terr.          (0)   0.0%
         Brunei Darussalam                   (1)   0.1%
         Bulgaria                            (0)   0.0%
         Burkina Faso                        (0)   0.0%
         Burundi                             (0)   0.0%
         Cambodia                            (0)   0.0%
         Cameroon                            (0)   0.0%
         Canada                             (63)    4.9%
         Cape Verde                          (0)   0.0%
         Cayman Islands                      (0)   0.0%
         Central African Republic            (0)   0.0%
         Chad                                (0)   0.0%
         Chile                               (4)   0.3%
         China                               (4)   0.3%
         Christmas Island                    (0)   0.0%
         Cocoa (Keeling) Islands             (0)   0.0%
         Colombia                            (3)   0.2%
         Comoros                             (0)   0.0%
         Congo                               (0)   0.0%
         Congo, The Democratic Republic
                                             (0)   0.0%
         Of
         Cook Islands                        (0)   0.0%
         Costa Rica                          (0)   0.0%
         Cote Divoire                        (0)   0.0%
         Croatia                             (0)   0.0%
         Cuba                                (0)   0.0%
         Cyprus                              (1)   0.1%




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         Czech Republic                      (0)   0.0%
         Denmark                             (2)   0.2%
         Djibouti                            (0)   0.0%
         Dominica                            (0)   0.0%
         Dominican Republic                  (0)   0.0%
         East Timor                          (0)   0.0%
         Ecuador                             (0)   0.0%
         Egypt                               (1)   0.1%
         El Salvador                         (1)   0.1%
         Equatorial Guinea                   (0)   0.0%
         Eritrea                             (0)   0.0%
         Estonia                             (0)   0.0%
         Ethiopia                            (0)   0.0%
         Falkland Islands                    (0)   0.0%
         Faroe Islands                       (0)   0.0%
         Fiji                                (0)   0.0%
         Finland                             (2)   0.2%
         France                              (7)   0.5%
         France, Metropolitan                (2)   0.2%
         French Guiana                       (0)   0.0%
         French Polynesia                    (0)   0.0%
         French Southern Terr.               (0)   0.0%
         Gabon                               (0)   0.0%
         Gambia                              (0)   0.0%
         Georgia                             (0)   0.0%
         Germany                            (21)   1.6%
         Ghana                               (0)   0.0%
         Gibraltar                           (0)   0.0%
         Greece                              (5)   0.4%
         Greenland                           (0)   0.0%
         Grenada                             (0)   0.0%
         Guadeloupe                          (0)   0.0%
         Guam                                (0)   0.0%
         Guatemala                           (0)   0.0%
         Guinea                              (0)   0.0%
         Guinea-Bissau                       (0)   0.0%
         Guyana                              (0)   0.0%
         Haiti                               (0)   0.0%
         Heard and Mc Donald Is.             (0)   0.0%
         Honduras                            (1)   0.1%
         Hong Kong                          (10)   0.8%
         Hungary                             (0)   0.0%
         Iceland                             (0)   0.0%
         India                              (10)   0.8%
         Indonesia                           (1)   0.1%




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         Iran, Islamic Republic of           (1)   0.1%
         Iraq                                (0)   0.0%
         Ireland                             (3)   0.2%
         Israel                              (6)   0.5%
         Italy                               (6)   0.5%
         Jamaica                             (0)   0.0%
         Japan                              (12)   0.9%
         Jordan                              (0)   0.0%
         Kazakhstan                          (0)   0.0%
         Kenya                               (0)   0.0%
         Kiribati                            (0)   0.0%
         Korea, D.P.R. of                    (0)   0.0%
         Korea, Republic of                  (5)   0.4%
         Kuwait                              (1)   0.1%
         Kyrgyzstan                          (0)   0.0%
         Lao P.D.R.                          (0)   0.0%
         Latvia                              (0)   0.0%
         Lebanon                             (1)   0.1%
         Lesotho                             (0)   0.0%
         Liberia                             (0)   0.0%
         Libyan Arab Jamahiriya              (0)   0.0%
         Liechtenstein                       (0)   0.0%
         Lithuania                           (0)   0.0%
         Luxembourg                          (0)   0.0%
         Macau                               (0)   0.0%
         Macedonia                           (0)   0.0%
         Madagascar                          (0)   0.0%
         Malawi                              (0)   0.0%
         Malaysia                            (2)   0.2%
         Maldives                            (0)   0.0%
         Mali                                (0)   0.0%
         Malta                               (0)   0.0%
         Marshall Islands                    (0)   0.0%
         Martinique                          (0)   0.0%
         Mauritania                          (0)   0.0%
         Mauritius                           (0)   0.0%
         Mayotte                             (0)   0.0%
         Mexico                              (9)   0.7%
         Micronesia                          (0)   0.0%
         Moldova, Republic of                (0)   0.0%
         Monaco                              (0)   0.0%
         Mongolia                            (0)   0.0%
         Montserrat                          (0)   0.0%
         Morocco                             (0)   0.0%
         Mozambique                          (0)   0.0%




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         Myanmar                             (0)   0.0%
         Namibia                             (0)   0.0%
         Nauru                               (0)   0.0%
         Nepal                               (0)   0.0%
         Netherlands                        (16)   1.3%
         Netherlands Antilles                (0)   0.0%
         New Caledonia                       (0)   0.0%
         New Zealand                         (2)   0.2%
         Nicaragua                           (0)   0.0%
         Niger                               (0)   0.0%
         Nigeria                             (0)   0.0%
         Niue                                (0)   0.0%
         Norfolk Island                      (0)   0.0%
         Northern Mariana Islands            (0)   0.0%
         Norway                              (6)   0.5%
         Oman                                (0)   0.0%
         Pakistan                            (0)   0.0%
         Palau                               (0)   0.0%
         Panama                              (0)   0.0%
         Papua New Guinea                    (1)   0.1%
         Paraguay                            (0)   0.0%
         Peru                                (2)   0.2%
         Philippines                         (2)   0.2%
         Pitcairn                            (0)   0.0%
         Poland                              (4)   0.3%
         Portugal                            (7)   0.5%
         Puerto Rico                         (0)   0.0%
         Qatar                               (0)   0.0%
         Reunion                             (0)   0.0%
         Romania                             (1)   0.1%
         Russia                              (0)   0.0%
         Rwanda                              (0)   0.0%
         St. Kitts and Nevis                 (0)   0.0%
         St. Lucia                           (0)   0.0%
         St. Vincent and the Grenadines      (0)   0.0%
         Samoa                               (0)   0.0%
         San Marino                          (0)   0.0%
         Sao Tome and Principe               (0)   0.0%
         Saudi Arabia                        (1)   0.1%
         Senegal                             (0)   0.0%
         Seychelles                          (0)   0.0%
         Sierra Leone                        (0)   0.0%
         Singapore                           (4)   0.3%
         Slovakia                            (0)   0.0%
         Slovenia                            (3)   0.2%




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         Solomon Islands                     (0)   0.0%
         Somalia                             (0)   0.0%
         South Africa                        (5)   0.4%
         South Georgia                       (0)   0.0%
         Spain                               (9)   0.7%
         Sri Lanka                           (0)   0.0%
         St. Helena                          (0)   0.0%
         St. Pierre and Miquelon             (0)   0.0%
         Sudan                               (0)   0.0%
         Suriname                            (0)   0.0%
         Svalbard and Jan Mayen Is.          (0)   0.0%
         Swaziland                           (0)   0.0%
         Sweden                              (4)   0.3%
         Switzerland                         (7)   0.5%
         Syrian Arab Republic                (0)   0.0%
         Taiwan                              (6)   0.5%
         Tajikistan                          (0)   0.0%
         Tanzania                            (0)   0.0%
         Thailand                            (3)   0.2%
         Togo                                (0)   0.0%
         Tokelau                             (0)   0.0%
         Tonga                               (0)   0.0%
         Trinidad and Tobago                 (0)   0.0%
         Tunisia                             (0)   0.0%
         Turkey                             (12)   0.9%
         Turkmenistan                        (0)   0.0%
         Turks and Caicos Islands            (0)   0.0%
         Tuvalu                              (0)   0.0%
         Uganda                              (0)   0.0%
         Ukraine                             (0)   0.0%
         United Arab Emirates                (2)   0.2%
         United Kingdom                     (23)   1.8%
         Uruguay                             (0)   0.0%
         Uzbekistan                          (0)   0.0%
         Vanuatu                             (0)   0.0%
         Vatican City State (Holy See)       (0)   0.0%
         Venezuela                           (0)   0.0%
         Viet Nam                            (0)   0.0%
         Virgin Islands (British)            (0)   0.0%
         Virgin Islands (U.S.)               (0)   0.0%
         Wallisw and Futuna Is.              (0)   0.0%
         Western Sahara                      (0)   0.0%
         Yeman                               (0)   0.0%
         Yugoslavia                          (0)   0.0%
         Zambia                              (0)   0.0%




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         Zimbabwe                                   (0)      0.0%
         Other Country                              (0)      0.0%
         Total                                   (1279)


                                                           Confidence: +/-2.4%     Average Score: 30.24



        An answer to this question is not required and 251 of 1530 respondents chose not to answer.




   98) What is your age? [Check one answer only]



         24 or under            (30)     2.0%
         25 to 34              (349)                22.9%
         35 to 44              (363)                    23.8%
         45 to 54              (332)                21.8%
         55 to 64              (278)              18.2%
         65 and above          (174)            11.4%
         Total             (1526)


                                       Confidence: +/-2.1%       Average Score: 3.66



        An answer to this question is not required and 4 of 1530 respondents chose not to answer.




   99) What is your gender? [Check one answer only.]



         Male       (1231)                                                      81.0%
         Female        (288)                19.0%
         Total      (1519)


                                Confidence: +/-2.0%       Average Score: 1.19



        An answer to this question is not required and 11 of 1530 respondents chose not to answer.




   100) What level of education have you completed? [Check one answer only.]



         High school or secondary school
                                                    (3)      0.2%
         degree
         Some college                              (11)      0.7%
         Bachelor's degree                         (59)         3.9%
         Master's degree                          (272)                17.8%
         Some doctoral studies, but no
                                                  (173)             11.3%
         PhD




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   Questionnaire
                                     2009 INFORMS MEMBERSHIP SURVEY


     Thank you for participating.Your responses will help us serve you and the entire membership better. All who
     complete the entire survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 Kindles, the popular new e-book
     reader from Amazon!

     Membership

     1) Which of the following do you currently belong to? [Check all that apply.]


               INFORMS
               An INFORMS subdivision (society, section, or forum) focusing on specific subject matter
               A local INFORMS chapter
               An INFORMS student chapter


     2) Have you belonged to any of these in the past but no longer belong? [Check all that apply.]

               INFORMS
               An INFORMS subdivision (society, section, or forum) focusing on specific subject matter
               A local INFORMS chapter
               An INFORMS student chapter


     3) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important
        reason) for joining INFORMS? [Check one answer only.]

               It was a way in which I could gain visibility throughout my profession
               INFORMS would help me maintain my identity as a Management Scientist/Operations Researcher
               I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in a specific area of Management
               Science and Operations Research, either in research or in practice
               I wanted to be informed about a wide variety of subjects
               I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
               I wanted to identify and pursue new job opportunities
               I wanted to meet potential clients that would be attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS
               affiliation

     4) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
        important reason) for joining INFORMS? [Check one answer only.]

               It was a way in which I could gain visibility throughout my profession
               INFORMS would help me maintain my identity as a Management Scientist/Operations Researcher
               I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in a specific area of Management
               Science and Operations Research, either in research or in practice
               I wanted to be informed about a wide variety of subjects
               I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
               I wanted to identify and pursue new job opportunities
               I wanted to meet potential clients that would be attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS
               affiliation
               I only had one primary goal; no secondary goals




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     5) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                I have tried to publish in the INFORMS journals
                I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                I have participated in INFORMS' Speakers Program
                I have volunteered for INFORMS activities
                I have competed for INFORMS prizes and awards
                None of the above


     6) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                I regularly read OR/MS Today
                I have consulted print versions of the journals
                I have consulted electronic versions of the journals
                I have tried to publish in the journals
                I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have used the "Science of Better" Website
                I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                I have competed for INFORMS prizes and awards
                None of the above


     7) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                I have consulted print versions of the journals
                I have consulted electronic versions of the journals
                I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have used the "Science of Better" Website
                I have used INFORMS' Speakers Program
                I have competed for INFORMS prizes and awards
                None of the above


     8) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                I regularly read OR/MS Today
                I have consulted print versions of the journals
                I have consulted electronic versions of the journals




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                I have tried to publish in the journals
                I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have used INFORMS' Speakers Program
                I have used the "Science of Better" Website
                None of the above


     9) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
        INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                I regularly read OR/MS Today
                I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                I have used INFORMS' Speakers Program
                I regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory
                I have volunteered for INFORMS activities
                None of the above


     10) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                 None of the above


     11) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today
                 I have tried to publish in the journals
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have competed for INFORMS prizes and awards
                 None of the above


     12) You indicated that you have tried to publish in the INFORMS journals. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]




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                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     13) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     14) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     15) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     16) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     17) You indicated that you have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     18) You indicated that you have participated in INFORMS' Speakers Program. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     19) You indicated that you have volunteered for INFORMS activities. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]




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                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     20) You indicated that you have competed for INFORMS prizes and awards. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     21) You indicated that you regularly read OR/MS Today. How has this activity met your expectations in
         pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     22) You indicated that you have consulted print versions of the journals. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     23) You indicated that you have consulted electronic versions of the journals. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     24) You indicated that you have used the "Science of Better" Website. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     25) You indicated that you regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining INFORMS: [Q3]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     26) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important
         reason) for joining an INFORMS subdivision (society, section, or forum) focusing on specific subject
         matter? [Check one answer only.]




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                 It was a way in which I could gain visibility throughout my profession
                 I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in my particular field of interest, both in
                 research and in practice
                 It would help me maintain my professional identity
                 I wanted to be informed about subjects more likely to be of interest to me
                 I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
                 I wanted to identify and pursue new job opportunities
                 I wanted to meet potential clients that would be attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS
                 affiliation

     27) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
         important reason) for joining an INFORMS subdivision (society, section, or forum) focusing on specific
         subject matter? [Check one answer only.]

                 It was a way in which I could gain visibility throughout my profession
                 I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in my particular field of interest, both in
                 research and in practice
                 It would help me maintain my professional identity
                 I wanted to be informed about subjects more likely to be of interest to me
                 I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
                 I wanted to identify and pursue new job opportunities
                 I wanted to meet potential clients that would be attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS
                 affiliation
                 I only had one primary goal; no secondary goals


     28) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have tried to publish in my subdivision's journal
                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have spoken at my subdivision's conferences
                 I have volunteered for my subdivision's activities
                 I have competed for my subdivision's prizes and awards
                 None of the above


     29) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have consulted print versions of my subdivision's journal
                 I have consulted electronic versions of my subdivision's journal
                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have competed for my subdivision's prizes and awards
                 None of the above


     30) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have consulted print versions of my subdivision's journal
                 I have consulted electronic versions of my subdivision's journal
                 I have tried to publish in my subdivision's journal




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                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have spoken at my subdivision's conferences
                 I have competed for my subdivision's prizes and awards
                 None of the above


     31) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have spoken at my subdivision's conferences
                 I regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory
                 I have volunteered for my subdivision's activities
                 None of the above


     32) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have spoken at my subdivision's conferences
                 I regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory
                 None of the above


     33) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have spoken at my subdivision's conferences
                 I regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory
                 I have volunteered for my subdivision's activities
                 None of the above


     34) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have tried to publish in my subdivision's journal
                 I have attended my subdivision's conferences
                 I have spoken at my subdivision's conferences
                 I have competed for my subdivision's prizes and awards
                 None of the above


     35) You indicated that you have tried to publish in your subdivision's journal. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     36) You indicated that you have attended your subdivision's conferences. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one




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         answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     37) You indicated that you have spoken at your subdivision's conferences. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check one
         answer only.]


                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     38) You indicated that you have volunteered for your subdivision's activities. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     39) You indicated that you have competed for your subdivision's prizes and awards. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     40) You indicated that you have consulted print versions of your subdivision's journal. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     41) You indicated that you have consulted electronic versions of your subdivision's journal. How has this
         activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision:
         [Q26]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     42) You indicated that you regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS subdivision: [Q26]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations




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     43) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important
         reason) for joining a local INFORMS chapter? [Check one answer only.]

                 It was a way in which I could gain local visibility in my profession
                 I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in my particular field of interest, both
                 in research and in practice
                 My local INFORMS chapter would help me maintain my professional identity
                 I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
                 I wanted to identify and pursue new job opportunities
                 I wanted to meet potential clients that would be attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS
                 affiliation

     44) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
         important reason) for joining a local INFORMS chapter? [Check one answer only.]

                 It was a way in which I could gain local visibility in my profession
                 I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in my particular field of interest, both in
                 research and in practice
                 My local INFORMS chapter would help me maintain my professional identity
                 I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
                 I wanted to identify and pursue new job opportunities
                 I wanted to meet potential clients that would be attracted by INFORMS and an INFORMS
                 affiliation
                 I only had one primary goal; no secondary goals


     45) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS
         chapter: [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have volunteered for my local INFORMS chapter activities
                 None of the above


     46) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS
         chapter: [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have volunteered for my local INFORMS chapter activities
                 None of the above


     47) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS
         chapter: [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have volunteered for my local INFORMS chapter activities
                 None of the above


     48) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS
         chapter: [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my local INFORMS chapter meetings




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                 I have spoken at my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have volunteered for my local INFORMS chapter activities
                 None of the above


     49) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS
         chapter: [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have volunteered for my local INFORMS chapter activities
                 None of the above


     50) Which of the following have you done in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS
         chapter: [Q43]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my local INFORMS chapter meetings
                 I have volunteered for my local INFORMS chapter activities
                 None of the above


     51) You indicated that you have attended your local INFORMS chapter meetings. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter: [Q43]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     52) You indicated that you have spoken at your local INFORMS chapter meetings. How has this activity met
         your expectations for pursuit of your primary goal in joining a local INFORMS chapter: [Q43]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     53) You indicated that you have volunteered for your local INFORMS chapter activities. How has this
         activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining a local INFORMS chapter:
         [Q43]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     54) What statement below comes closest to expressing your primary goal (i.e., your most important
         reason) for joining an INFORMS student chapter? [Check one answer only.]

                 It was a way in which I could gain visibility in my chosen career field
                 I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in my particular field of interest, both
                 in research and in practice




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                        Page 136 of 145




                 It would help me build my professional identity
                 I wanted to be informed about a wide variety of subjects in the OR/MS field
                 I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
                 I wanted to identify and pursue possible job opportunities
                 I wanted to gain valuable career advice


     55) What statement below comes closest to expressing your secondary goal (i.e., your second most
         important reason) for joining an INFORMS student chapter? [Check one answer only.]

                 It was a way in which I could gain visibility in my chosen career field
                 I wanted to be able to keep up with the state of the art in my particular field of interest, both
                 in research and in practice
                 It would help me build my professional identity
                 I wanted to be informed about a wide variety of subjects in the OR/MS field
                 I wanted to meet people with similar and related interests
                 I wanted to identify and pursue possible job opportunities
                 I wanted to gain valuable career advice
                 I only had one primary goal; no secondary goals.


     56) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have attended my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                 I have written for the INFORMS student magazine -- OR/MS Tomorrow
                 I have volunteered for INFORMS student chapter activities
                 I have competed for INFORMS student prizes and awards
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference
                 None of the above


     57) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I have consulted print versions of the INFORMS journals
                 I have consulted electronic versions of the INFORMS journals
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used the "Science of Better" Website
                 I have used INFORMS' Speakers Program
                 I have competed for INFORMS student prizes and awards
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                       Page 137 of 145




                 None of the above


     58) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today
                 I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow
                 I have consulted print versions of the journals
                 I have consulted electronic versions of the journals
                 I have tried to publish in the journals
                 I have attended my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used the "Science of Better" Website
                 I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                 I have volunteered for INFORMS student chapter activities
                 I have competed for INFORMS student prizes and awards
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference
                 None of the above


     59) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today
                 I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow
                 I have consulted print versions of the journals
                 I have consulted electronic versions of the journals
                 I have tried to publish in the journals
                 I have attended my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used INFORMS' Speakers Program
                 I have used the "Science of Better" Website
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference
                 None of the above


     60) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                       Page 138 of 145




                 I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow
                 I have attended my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have spoken at my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used INFORMS' Speakers Program
                 I regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory
                 I have volunteered for INFORMS student chapter activities
                 I have consulted OR/MS Professional Profiles on the INFORMS Website
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference
                 None of the above


     61) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today
                 I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow
                 I have attended my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference
                 None of the above


     62) Which of the following services have you used or participated in pursuit of your primary goal for joining
         an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check all that apply.]

                 I regularly read OR/MS Today
                 I regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow
                 I have attended my INFORMS student chapter meetings
                 I have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting
                 I have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting
                 I have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service
                 I have used the INFORMS Career Booklet on the INFORMS Website
                 I have consulted the INFORMS Student Union on the INFORMS Website
                 I have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference
                 None of the above


     63) You indicated that you have attended your INFORMS student chapter meetings. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                   Page 139 of 145




                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     64) You indicated that you have spoken at your INFORMS student chapter meetings. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     65) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     66) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Annual Fall Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     67) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     68) You indicated that you have spoken at the INFORMS Spring Practice Meeting. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     69) You indicated that you have used INFORMS' Job Placement Service. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     70) You indicated that you have written for the INFORMS student magazine -- OR/MS Tomorrow. How has
         this activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student
         chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                     Page 140 of 145




                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     71) You indicated that you have volunteered for INFORMS student chapter activities. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     72) You indicated that you have competed for INFORMS student prizes and awards. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     73) You indicated that you have consulted print versions of the INFORMS journals. How has this activity
         met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     74) You indicated that you have consulted electronic versions of the INFORMS journals. How has this
         activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter:
         [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     75) You indicated that you have used the "Science of Better" Website. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     76) You indicated that you have used INFORMS' Speakers Program. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations




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Vanguard Vista                                                                                     Page 141 of 145




     77) You indicated that you regularly read OR/MS Today. How has this activity met your expectations in
         pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     78) You indicated that you regularly read OR/MS Tomorrow. How has this activity met your expectations in
         pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer
         only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     79) You indicated that you have tried to publish in the journals. How has this activity met your
         expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]? [Check
         one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     80) You indicated that you regularly consult INFORMS' Membership Directory. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     81) You indicated that you have consulted OR/MS Professional Profiles on the INFORMS Website. How has
         this activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student
         chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     82) You indicated that you have used the INFORMS Career Booklet on the INFORMS Website. How has this
         activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter:
         [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     83) You indicated that you have consulted the INFORMS Student Union on the INFORMS Website. How has
         this activity met your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student
         chapter: [Q54]? [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations




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                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     84) You indicated that you have attended the INFORMS Regional Conference. How has this activity met
         your expectations in pursuit of your primary goal for joining an INFORMS student chapter: [Q54]?
         [Check one answer only.]

                 The experience has exceeded my expectations
                 The experience has met my expectations
                 The experience has fallen short of my expectations


     85) Do you belong to any organizations besides INFORMS (such as DSI, IIE, IEEE, or others) that help you
         address your primary goal for joining an organization: [Q3]?

                 Yes
                 No


     86) What are the names of these organizations?




     87) Would you say that INFORMS is more effective, equally as effective, or less effective than your other
         organization(s) at helping you pursue this goal? [Check one answer only.]

                 More effective
                 Equally as effective
                 Less effective
                 I don't know/I'm not sure


     88) Briefly explain why you say that.




     Personal Descriptors

     89) Which of the following best describes your primary affiliation? [Check one answer only.]

                 Educator at a college or university
                 Student at a college or university
                 Self employed
                 Business / Consulting
                 Government


     Concept Tests


     Here we will present a few ideas that are being contemplated by INFORMS. Please indicate how interested
     you are in each concept.

     90) INFORMS is considering a new membership dues model, with a significantly lower base membership
         price. However, separate fees would be charged for print subscriptions to the membership magazine
         OR/MS Today and for print and/or electronic subscriptions to INFORMS journals (i.e., Operations
         Research, Management Science, Interfaces, etc.) How interested would you be in this? [Check one
         answer only.]




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                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     91) INFORMS is considering a more practitioner-oriented series of journal publications. These publications
         would take selected state-of-the-art academic publications and summarize how to apply the
         methodology and how to decide when the methodology is appropriate, with examples from actual
         applications. These articles would be readily retrievable via an online index, both by method and area
         of application. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]


                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     92) INFORMS recognizes that many of its practitioner members are often too busy to keep up with the
         latest methodologies. INFORMS is considering the strategic placement of summary articles on newer
         methods, etc. in its premier journals that practitioners could consult in order to enhance or refresh
         their skills in selected techniques. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]


                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     93) As an extension of the summary articles idea, INFORMS is considering a similar type of strategic
         placement of these summary articles on newer methods, etc. in OR/MS Today. How interested would
         you be in this? [Check one answer only.]


                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     94) In line with the objective of helping our practitioner members keep up with recent advances, INFORMS
         is considering developing short term courses/tutorials, delivered face to face in a convenient location,
         that would enhance or refresh practitioner skills with the latest methodologies and substantive findings
         in their areas of interests. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]


                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     95) As an extension of the short course idea, INFORMS is considering a similar type of educational
         experience to be delivered online. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]




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                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     96) INFORMS is considering making the Annual Fall Meeting more practitioner friendly. One thing under
         consideration is a series of presentations or panel discussions on managing the consultant-client
         relationship. These discussions would focus on successful relationships in an attempt to isolate best
         practices. How interested would you be in this? [Check one answer only.]


                 Extremely interested
                 Moderately interested
                 A little interested
                 Not interested


     Demographics


     Where do you currently reside?

         Country:       -- Choose one --

     98) What is your age? [Check one answer only]

                 24 or under
                 25 to 34
                 35 to 44
                 45 to 54
                 55 to 64
                 65 and above


     99) What is your gender? [Check one answer only.]

                 Male
                 Female


     100) What level of education have you completed? [Check one answer only.]

                  High school or secondary school degree
                  Some college
                  Bachelor's degree
                  Master's degree
                  Some doctoral studies, but no PhD
                  PhD


     101) You're finished! If you would like to enter the drawing to win one of ten Amazon Kindles, please
          provide your e-mail address.




     102) Please re-enter your e-mail address.




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     Thank you for completing the 2009 INFORMS Member Survey. Our aim is to serve you better, and your
     comments will certainly help us to achieve that goal.




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