As we are a team of researchers working for the brazilian index, we came up to different reasoning strategies to answer the last question of the survey (“Please provide an assessment of how easily the data are usable without human effort”).
"I think data is usable because the spreadsheet is easy to work, so that, to make my analysis, is easier, so I put 3."
“Data in API format requires programming skills, so, for me (not a programmer), I have no idea on how to process this data to work with it, so I put 1”.
"Data in API format is the most machine-processable format that permits a webservice to access all data at once, with no pre-stablished queries, making data more usable in different ways, so I put 3".
“Data in spreadsheet format is usable, but not as much as the API, so I put 2”.
Thanks in advance,