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Effective survey automationAuthor(s): John Weisberg; Jay Beaman
Source: In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 176-182
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionProgress in the options for survey data collection and its effective processing continues. This paper focuses on the rapidly evolving capabilities of handheld computers, and their effective exploitation including links to data captured from scanned questionnaires (OMR and barcodes). The paper describes events in Parks Canada that led to the creation of survey software for handhelds. A current commercial Mobile Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (MCAPI) application that grew out of the work at Parks Canada is used to demonstrate the current state of the art, and future applications are discussed. Basic decision making criteria for selecting a survey data collection method are provided.
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CitationWeisberg, John; Beaman, Jay 2001. Effective survey automation. In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 176-182
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