Still Waters Run Deep: Update on Survey Analysis

I was keeping it pretty steady there with the survey analysis, basically running chunks of numbers/analyses as I went. However, as I worked through the part-time builder analyses I realized that I was running up against a few limitations to this step-by-step approach: For one, it was creating a bit of an awkward comparison for … Continue reading Still Waters Run Deep: Update on Survey Analysis

Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Part-Time Builder & Business Demographics

A Quick Word on the Logic of Providing Analyses for All/Full-Time/Part-Time Builders: Throughout out the project, one reaction I've routinely heard regarding who I should speak with--or who I should invite to complete the survey--is that only "full-time" or "professional" builders should be included. There are a couple basic problems with this. For one, as … Continue reading Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Part-Time Builder & Business Demographics

Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Full-Time Builder Livelihood Part II

Still focusing on full-time builder livelihoods, let's delve more into incomes, both from framebuilding and within the household more broadly. Let's first look at income from framebuilding alone: What is your typical recent annual income from the framebuilding business? 47 responsesMean: $32,660Median: $30,000Mode: $50,000 With median and mean being pretty close, we see a less skewed … Continue reading Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Full-Time Builder Livelihood Part II

Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Full-Time Builder Livelihood Part I

Picking back up--after a few months off here--with the analysis of only self-reported "full-time" builders. I will basically follow the same question ordering and structure below as I did in my earlier "livelihood" posts for the full sample, to make for an easier comparison. That said, I should repeat my same warning about making comparisons … Continue reading Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Full-Time Builder Livelihood Part I

Quick Update for Late September

Just as I got going on the analysis of full-time framebuilders, things got real quiet around here! I'm still around, but a few things came up: I realized there were a couple of problematic cases that still needed "cleaning" in the data. Nothing fishy....but somehow I'd overlooked some internally-contradictory responses from a few builders, mainly … Continue reading Quick Update for Late September

Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Full-Time Builder & Business Demographics

Having completed the basic analyses for all builders, I want to run back through much of the same material - but this time narrowing the focus to "full-time builders" only. Why the scare quotes? Well, what constitutes a "real", "full-time" or "professional" framebuilder is a touchy issue - one for perennial debate in forums, at … Continue reading Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Full-Time Builder & Business Demographics

Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Livelihood Part II

Picking back up on analyzing builder livelihoods, let's delve more into incomes, both from framebuilding and within the household more broadly. Quick reminder as a bridge from last post: right now we are talking about all of the builders in my sample. About 44% of those builders do not identify as being "full time" builders...though nearly all … Continue reading Framebuilder Survey Analysis: Livelihood Part II

Framebuilder Survey Analysis: A Brief Aside on the State of the Trade

Last week, I saw on Instagram that Henry James was "going dark" after 5.15.2020. I'd noticed a while back that they had moved locations but thought, from a distance, that maybe they were transitioning with ownership or strategy. What is most surprising to me right now, though, is that I haven't really seen any commentary or … Continue reading Framebuilder Survey Analysis: A Brief Aside on the State of the Trade