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A Video Introduction to Creating Web Surveys with QSurvey - An Open Source Zope Application
By Dr. Rich Herrington, Research and Statistical Support Services Manager
month we present a series of Windows AVI media files that illustrate the
steps involved in creating an online web survey on
UNT's Zope Survey Server. Each
AVI file is approximately 5-10 minutes long. You can contact me (Rich)
to get a Zope account. Once you
have your Zope account, you can follow the AVI presentation through the process of logging
into a Zope account - to the creation of an online web survey.
These videos are best viewed with the Windows Media Player; however, if
you have a MAC PC, you might explore the following
download a MAC based media player that could work better with a Windows
PC based AVI file (in contrast to QuickTime, for example). I would
appreciate any reports of discrepancies or inaccuracies that you find in
these videos. I hope you find these videos useful in some way -
good luck with them! - Rich.
Logging Into the Zope Server
In upcoming articles, we will discuss programming methods and statistical techniques for handling survey data. Topics will include: importing survey data into the R system, merging multiple select and single select items into one data object; sub-setting and describing survey data both graphically and numerically; analyzing survey items using factor analytic methods and generalized linear models for predicting outcomes of interest. R excels as a programming environment and data analysis system for the graphical exploration and statistical modeling of survey data - introductory texts exist for getting novice users familiarized with the system (e.g. Verzani; Crawford). Additionally, there are online courses for learning the basics of R. In coming articles, we will look at how we can use R to enhance our understanding of data collected thru web surveys.