Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 18:00:00 PDT
Reply-To: Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Subject: SIR (Was: Accurate, intelligent data entry programs)
Jason Hayden <jhayden@BRADLEY.EDU> writes:
>We are currently in need of data entry software that contains three
>components. 1. Able to save data in a format that is easily readable by SPSS
>2. Allows the user to create a data entry system that accounts for skip
>patterns in the data, limits entry to legal codes, and allows skip patterns
>to be built based upon the answers to a whole section of questions 3. Allows
>verification of the data entered, so the data in entered one time and then
>reentered. During the reentry process, the data is checked by the software to
>ensure that the two data files match exactly. However, we are soon going to
>be launching a study that will involve intelligence testing which is much
>more complex than your average questionaire.
>If anyone on this list has any suggestions all help is greatly appreciated.
It sounds like you need the 'SIR/DBMS' and 'SIR/FORMS' software.
It has all the capabilities you have specified, and more,
e.g., full support for hierarchical and network databases,
a command-syntax quite similar to that used by SPSS,
generation of command/data files for easy input to SPSS and SAS.
See: http://WWW.SIR.COM.AU for their head-office in Australia,
or their North American office:
SIR (Americas) Inc
5504 W 47th Street
PO BOX 388568
CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60638
Phone +1 708 496 0590
Fax +1 708 496 0797