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Re: software for running and analysing questionnaires easily?

From: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:55:03 +0200
Message-ID: <48E36517.7090908@dfki.de>
To: Heiko Haller <heiko.haller@fzi.de>
CC: public-semweb-ui@w3.org, krystian.samp@deri.org

thanks! thats a good start :-)

> Are you sure there are no questionnaries around there which have known 
> realiability and could serve your purposes? 
Ah, that reminded me to get the appendices of Rick Boardman's thesis:
he has good material online (including questionnaires and legal/privacy 
and I will build on it

My study will be about the PIM aspects of semantic desktop, the key 
features are a system-wide (to be precise: PSI-wide) tagging system, 
offering related links for navigation (supporting orienteering 
behavior), and personal wiki.

do you know of publicly available questionnaires/results from similar 


It was Heiko Haller who said at the right time 01.10.2008 12:12 the 
following words:
> On 1. Oct, 2008, at 10:14 , Leo Sauermann wrote:
>> Hi fellow researchers,
>> I am about to do a final experiment for my PhD, interviews with 
>> knoweldge workers about semantic desktop.
>> I will have two questionnaires that cover the same topic: PIM 
>> activities (finding, reminding).
>> One questionnaire will cover the "current state" in their PIM behaviour,
>> the second will cover "do you think semantic desktop will help in PIM".
>> Most questions will have 5-point Likert-scale answers.
>> Some of these questions will correlate (double-checking the same fact 
>> with similar questions at different times) so I expect some of the 
>> answers to correlate.
>> Do you know of software for this:
>> * Making 5-point likert scale questionnaires
>> * Having participants fill-out these questionnaires on-screen (via 
>> web or desktop app)
> google speadsheets offer web-based questionnaires
>> * Mathematical analysis of answers finding out correlations
> /the/ classic statistics tool for that: SPSS.
> Though probably there are cheaper alternatives...
>> * Computation of mean/derivation/etc and plotting of graphs
> ** SPSS
> ** MS-Excel
> Cheers - Heiko

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