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Re: software for running and analysing questionnaires easily?

From: Krystian Samp <krystian.samp@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:49:31 +0100
Message-ID: <48E347AB.9060706@deri.org>
To: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
CC: public-semweb-ui@w3.org, listit@csail.mit.edu

Hello Leo,
For the mathematical (statistical) analysis I can suggest SPSS (it will 
also provide you with descriptive statistics and graphs).

If you miss cleverness you could ask yourself about the reliability of 
your questionnaire - how a set of questions trying to capture the same 
subjective property of your system are correlated. Developing a credible 
questionnaire is a long term work requiring a set of iterations (user 
studies) and refinements. Otherwise, it is just a hope that your 
questions extract what you really think they extract. Are you sure there 
are no questionnaries around there which have known realiability and 
could serve your purposes?

Best Regards,

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)
> * Mathematical analysis of answers finding out correlations
> * Computation of mean/derivation/etc and plotting of graphs
> ?
> I have seen the questionnaire used by the simile's
> I would love to use some clever software to make up the cleverness I 
> miss on that....
> best
> Leo
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