My Five: Data analysis tools from Anu Vedantham

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Here are five tools I enjoy using with different kinds of data. Qualtrics – I began using Qualtrics in 2010 when collecting survey data for my dissertation. Survey Monkey and Google Forms didn’t have the features I needed. John MacDermott helped me get started with a Penn Qualtrics account. I appreciated the ability to send […]

Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS

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Say your research studies spatial relationships – maybe it’s the neighborhood effects of vacant buildings, or the spread of an invasive species – and you need to collect data in the field. Traditionally, a project like that could require GPS units, cameras, notebooks, clipboards, and paper-based forms.  It’s a lot to lug around, not to […]

Coming soon: Wrangling GPS / GIS apps

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UPDATE: Two articles in the series have been posted: Mapmaking apps for Android Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS Your smartphone is a powerful data collector. Photos, notes, videos… everything you create can be geolocated. So finding apps to create GPS-enriched data, export it, and produce amazing projects for class should be easy, right? Guess again. […]

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