2015 ICT Survey

This survey gathered feedback from players and coaches about NAQT’s 2015 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. There were 211 responses.

Some questions have responses that don’t total to exactly 100%; this is due to the rounding of individual values. Percentages reported are of those answering each individual question, since not all respondents answered every question. ε refers to a nonzero value that rounds to zero.

Respondent

What division did you play in?

41%
Division I
56%
Division II
2%
Not Specified / Not Applicable

What is your role?

96%
Player
1%
Coach
1%
Other
ε
President
ε
Moderator
ε
Spectator

Did you stay in the tournament hotel?

84%
Yes
16%
No

How is your team organized?

29%
Official school program
69%
Official school club
ε
Unofficial group
ε
Other

Distribution

For each category, please indicate whether you would like to see much more, more, the same, less, or much less in that area at a future ICT. The “%” column contains the current percentage of the set devoted to that category.

Subject Area % Many fewer Fewer Same More Much More
Current Events 5.4% 11% 21% 50% 9% 8%
Fine Arts 8.8% 5% 13% 37% 30% 15%
General Knowledge & Mixed 5.6% 10% 17% 51% 17% 6%
Geography 5.0% 10% 22% 47% 13% 8%
History 18.5% 5% 13% 65% 10% 8%
Literature 17.9% 9% 14% 56% 14% 6%
Mythology 3.3% 6% 7% 47% 23% 16%
Philosophy & Theology 3.9% 7% 13% 51% 21% 9%
Popular Culture 6.0% 18% 19% 35% 12% 16%
Science & Math 18.6% 7% 14% 55% 13% 12%
Social Science 4.9% 5% 13% 52% 24% 6%
Sports 2.0% 28% 18% 32% 11% 11%

Difficulty

For each category, please indicate whether you thought the questions in those categories at the 2015 ICT were too hard, about right, or too easy.

Category Too easy About right Too hard
Current Events 3% 84% 12%
Fine Arts 1% 81% 17%
General Knowledge & Mixed 5% 89% 6%
Geography 4% 80% 17%
History 3% 83% 14%
Literature 3% 64% 33%
Mythology 4% 84% 12%
Philosophy & Theology 4% 80% 16%
Popular Culture 7% 81% 11%
Science & Math 4% 70% 26%
Social Science 4% 80% 16%
Sports 8% 69% 22%

Out of 30, how many points per bonus should the following groups in your division average at an ideal ICT?

Answers were rounded to the nearest integer. Non-numeric answers and answers not between 0 and 30 (inclusive) were ignored.

PPB The field Top four teams Bottom four teams
0 0% 0% 3%
1 1% 0% 1%
2 1% 0% 0%
3 0% 1% 1%
4 0% 0% 1%
5 0% 0% 11%
6 0% 0% 1%
7 0% 0% 6%
8 0% 0% 16%
9 0% 0% 8%
10 4% 1% 43%
11 1% 0% 2%
12 3% 0% 5%
13 3% 0% 0%
14 6% 0% 1%
15 55% 0% 2%
16 4% 0% 1%
17 4% 0% 0%
18 6% 1% 0%
19 1% 2% 0%
20 9% 21% 1%
21 0% 5% 0%
22 1% 19% 0%
23 0% 14% 0%
24 0% 3% 0%
25 1% 23% 0%
26 0% 0% 0%
27 0% 2% 0%
28 0% 2% 0%
29 0% 0% 0%
30 1% 6% 1%

Policy Changes

How would you feel about an ICT played using 11-minute halves and lasting about 30 minutes longer overall?

25%
Would strongly prefer this
19%
Would prefer this
29%
No opinion
20%
Prefer status quo
7%
Strongly prefer status quo

Should a team ever be declared ICT Division I or II champion outright (that is, without a final or advantaged final)?

14%
No, never
52%
Yes, when a team clears the field by 2 games
13%
Yes, when a team clears by 3 games
21%
No opinion

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