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Example Survey any password is acceptable
Look at the Survey Results
Perl code for ASurveyMaker and CGI-bin scripts, ASurveycode.tar.gz (26k)
HTML paper describing ASurveyMaker (AusWeb '96) (98k)
A survey is a set of questions that a student may enter at any time using an anonymous password. Survey answers are collected for later analysis. Surveys can be used for teacher evaluation, tutorial allocation, etc.

Surveymaker is a program that converts a text file to an HTML survey for use on the Web. Below we describe how to use ASurveyMaker.

There are two steps to creating a survey.

  1. The first step is to create the survey using your favorite editor. The survey is a plain text file interspersed with tags. The only hard part to learning to use ASurveyMaker is learning what the tags mean. The tags entirely control how the survey is formatted and constructed. Click here to see the text of the example survey.
  2. The second step is to make ASurveyMaker read the text file and build several small databases containing all the information about the survey. ASurveyMaker is a perl program that is executed at the command line prompt.
Of course everyone always makes mistakes when they create a survey. One must be careful when modifying a survey because some students may already have responded to some of the questions. If you have created a survey and want to modify
  • the wording of a question, e.g., reword a question to make it clearer,
then just edit the source text file and run it through ASurveyMaker again. Changes other than those mentioned above are currently unsupported.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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