ERIC Number: ED466692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Automation of Survey Data Processing, Documentation and Dissemination: An Application to Large-Scale Self-Reported Educational Survey.
Shim, Eunjae; Shim, Minsuk K.; Felner, Robert D.
Automation of the survey process has proved successful in many industries, yet it is still underused in educational research. This is largely due to the facts (1) that number crunching is usually carried out using software that was developed before information technology existed, and (2) that the educational research is to a great extent trapped in its methods of producing tabulations, charts, and reports. This paper demonstrates the use of an automated survey data processing and reporting system called AutoRide, to cut costs, increase turnaround, and improve the quality of products delivered in both paper and online formats. With it, customized reports are automatically generated with faster and reliable results. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).