Survey automation : report and workshop proceedings /

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Meeting name:Workshop on Survey Automation (2002 : Washington, D.C.)
Imprint:Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2003.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Surveys -- Methodology -- Technological innovations -- Congresses.
Questionnaires -- Technological innovations -- Congresses.
Internet questionnaires -- Congresses.
Statistics -- Data processing -- Congresses.
REFERENCE -- Research.
Internet questionnaires.
Statistics -- Data processing.
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Other authors / contributors:National Research Council (U.S.). Oversight Committee for the Workshop on Survey Automation.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics.
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Notes:Proceedings of the Workshop on Survey Automation convened by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies on Apr. 15-16, 2002, held in Washington, D.C.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252).
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Summary:For over 100 years, the evolution of modern survey methodology-using the theory of representative sampling to make interferences from a part of the population to the whole-has been paralleled by a drive toward automation, harnessing technology.
Other form:Print version: Workshop on Survey Automation (2002 : Washington, D.C.). Survey automation. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2003 0309089301
Table of Contents:
  • Current practice in documentation and testing
  • Shift from survey research to software engineering
  • Changing survey management processes to suit software design
  • Dealing with complexity: broadening the concept of documentation
  • Reducing insularity
  • Proceedings
  • Opening remarks
  • What makes the CAI testing and documentation problems so hard to solve? / Pat Doyle
  • Software engineering
  • the way to be / Jesse Poore
  • Automation and federal statistical surveys / Bob Groves
  • Understanding the documentation problem for complex Census Bureau computer assisted questionnaires / Thomas Piazza
  • The TADEQ project: documentation of electronic questionnaires / Jelke Bethlehem
  • Computer science approaches: visualization tools and software metrics / Thomas McCabe
  • Model-based testing in survey automation / Harry Robinson
  • Quality right from the start: the methodology of building testing into the product / Robert Smith
  • Interactive survey development: an integrated view / Lawrence Markosian
  • Practitioner needs and reactions to computer science approaches / Mark Pierzchala
  • Web-based data collection / Roger Tourangeau
  • Interface of survey methods with geographic information systems / Sarah Nusser
  • Prospects for survey data collection using pen-based computers / Jay Levinsohn and Martin Meyer
  • Panel discussion: how can computer science and survey methodology best interact in the future?