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Balch Internet Research and Analysis Tool development case study


2007 2007

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The Internet has become increasing popular as a vehicle to deliver surveys. An essential objective of research is to collect accurate data and there has been little work to insure that Internet survey systems are employing best practices as defined by academic and professional research to collect data. My dissertation reviews the current literature relating to best practices in Internet survey design and best practices in software design and development. I then document the development and deployment of an Open Source and publicly licensed Internet survey system that allows researchers to easily create, deploy, and analyze the results of Internet surveys. The resultant Internet survey design product, the Balch Internet Research and Analysis Tool (http://birat.net) is a full-featured Internet survey system which addresses best Internet research practices as defined by academic and professional research. The system was designed and coded by the author and is considered by him to be both innovative and unique to the field. The dissertation then reviews the system features, describes how the system was deployed, and discusses the strategies used to increase use and adoption of the system.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Information systems
Classification
0723: Information systems
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Balch Internet Research and Analysis Tool; Internet; Software development
Title
Balch Internet Research and Analysis Tool development case study
Author
Balch, Charles V.
Number of pages
217
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0107
Source
DAI-A 68/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Willis, Jerry
University/institution
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
University location
United States -- Louisiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3256307
ProQuest document ID
304845655
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304845655
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