I have more I'd like to do with the data set, but I felt the responsibility to get this out there, so that I could not procrastinate. Above is the color coded map of responses that I got to my SurveyMonkey survey (the survey was open from Friday until late last night); here are the raw numbers.
I haven't had time to do detailed study of the numbers. Suffice it to say that this is NOT a great random survey; it's more or less an internet poll. That said, the numbers are pretty clear that "orgo" is almost purely an East Coast and Midwest phenomenon and "o-chem" is mostly a Western term.
There's a raft of cross-tabs I've yet to do. Questions I plan to answer with the data set:
- Is there a correlation with the year that organic chemistry was taken, and the frequency of the use of the different terms?
- Are there strong differences within states with regards to the different terms? (i.e. do different institutions within the same state use different terms?)
- What term do people in other English-speaking nations use? (I have 105 answers from different nations, mostly the UK, Canada and Australia.)