In December 2014, I published an informal survey to gather some basic information about API documentation practices. I used an open, short-answer style with 10 questions listed in a Google doc. About 43 people participated, though not everyone responded to every question.
If I were doing this survey again, I would clarify some of my questions. Still, the responses were valuable and painted a good picture of how API tech writers author and produce content.
Here are the 10 questions. In a series of blog posts, I elaborated on the meaning of the responses at length. For brevity here, I've included only the screenshots of the responses.
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