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ERIC Number: ED411264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 10
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Integrating Software for Sample Size Calculations, Data Entry, and Tabulation: Software Demonstration of a System for Survey Research.
Lambert, Richard; Flowers, Claudia; Sipe, Theresa; Idleman, Lynda
This paper discusses three software packages that offer unique features and options that greatly simplify the research package for conducting surveys. The first package, EPSILON, from Resource Group, Ltd. of Dallas (Texas) is designed to perform a variety of sample size calculations covering most of the commonly encountered survey research situations. The second package, Epi Info, is a word-processing database and statistics program created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is shareware and is available from the CDC homepage. The third package, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), is an integrated system for managing, analyzing, and displaying data. This paper describes how to import Epi Info generated files into major spreadsheet packages and statistical packages, including some specific pointers on how to modify Epi Into generated SPSS programming code for optimal use in SPSS for Windows. Also discussed is using EPSILON software for sampling related calculations. A sample case is presented for a survey of a professional organization with 7,500 members. The steps for entering the data into Epi Info and then retrieving the Epi Info information into SPSS are outlined. (Contains two tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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