Exploring technical aspects of developing Internet-based instruments in quantitative research

Clayton, John (2008) Exploring technical aspects of developing Internet-based instruments in quantitative research. In: BERA 2008: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, 3-6 September, 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Unpublished)

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In the administration of quantitative research instruments it has been customary to use 'pencil and paper' forms, with the researcher distributing forms, collating the responses and supervising data entry into a structured database. The advancements in connected-computer technologies and statistical software applications offer quantitative researchers a more streamlined method for the collection, storage, manipulation and dissemination of data. These advancements have made it possible to dispose of, in appropriate studies, 'paper-and-pencil' instruments and manual data entry. However, the use of the internet, as with any method of collecting data, does have limitations and many of these are technical. This paper explores the technical issues associated with the development of connected-computer, quantitative instruments.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:internet research, web-forms, quantitative research
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:22
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Deposited On:17 Nov 2008 06:14
Last Modified:21 Mar 2011 05:29

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