Thanks for you reply! It’s interesting to hear about your thought process. I have a few more thoughts and questions for you.
This raises an important question which may be out of scope for your project: How to evaluate these boot camps? I agree about the wide variety of quality—as well as variety of course length.
Do you have concerns that including boot camps could help legitimize bad actors (low quality, high cost programs)?
I think your survey methodology would work for unaccredited graduate-level programs like AC4D, boot camps, as well as accredited programs. And I thing your methodology could evaluate a set of a mixture of program types. Because it boils down to, “Would you hire someone who trained here?” But I may be oversimplifying. What do you think?
Personally I’d prefer an educational system that evaluated graduates and certified some of them. Then all programs (accredited and un-accredited alike) could be evaluated by the aggregate quality of their graduates.
Evaluation is tricky though. Every time I think of an idea, I think of why it won’t work, or how it can be gamed!