Annotated Bibliography: Research Survey Design
Schmitz, C. (2012). LimeSurvey: An open source survey tool. LimeSurvey Project Hamburg, Germany. URL http://www. limesurvey. org.
This article provides a detailed history of the Lime Survey software. A detailed overview of the development process and technologies used in the development of LimeSurvey is provided. The article suggest that LimeSurvey is a survey publishing software that can reduce publication casts. LimeSurvey has many features in organizing survey that any other paid survey management software might have. It has been used by many organizations and individuals’ worldwide. I plan to use LimeSurvey as a free survey platform to online researchers.
Evans, J. R., & Mathur, A. (2005). The value of online surveys. Internet research, 15(2), 195-219.
The research article provides an analysis of the importance of online surveys in conducting researches. It also discusses why it has become such important. The paper has four major sections which analyzes the strengths, weaknesses comparison of online surveys to other surveys and best uses of online surveys. The research has suggested that online survey has many advantages that make it a better candidate for researchers who use surveys as part of their researches.
Kaye, B. K., & Johnson, T. J. (1999). Research methodology: Taming the Cyber frontier techniques for improving online surveys. Social Science Computer Review, 17(3), 323-337.
The article has conducted research into the usefulness of online surveys and how they can be made better. The research has investigated why people feel comfortable to fill out an online survey rather than a traditional paper survey. The authors have provided profound information about the design and development of online surveys. I think that this article would help me in making my online survey software effective and more accessible to researchers.
Kim, J. W. (2012). Human Computer Interaction. Ahn graphics.
This is a book with a considerable amount of information on the topic of human computer interaction. This book will help me work on the design of the online portal that I want to develop with the help of LimeSurvey. To attract researcher to take advantage of the free survey solution, I must have an attractive and responsive design. This book has useful suggestions on how to make attractive system that humans would love to interact with.
Shneiderman, B. (2010). Designing the user interface: strategies for effective human-computer interaction. Pearson Education India.
This book has primarily focused on designing website interfaces that would be user friendly. Online visitors must have a profound experience when they visit your website. This book discusses all the aspects of the design and user experience at a website. Many designs have been compared to come up with the best possible web design. The findings of the book suggests that the design of online websites should not be complex as it could diver the