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Data Caf: A Dining Car Approach to Educational Research Data Management and Distribution
 

Summary: Data Café: A Dining Car Approach to Educational Research Data
Management and Distribution
Allan Knight, Kevin C. Almeroth, and Hangjin Zhang
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, USA
{aknight,almeroth,hangjin}@cs.ucsb.edu
Rich Mayer, and Krista DeLeeuw
Department of Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, USA
{mayer,deleeuw}@psych.ucsb.edu
Researchers are investigating the effect of technology-supported instructional methods on the
learning process. One team investigating this effect is the Technology in Education (TIE) group at
the University of California, Santa Barbara. A problem these researchers faced, however, was how
to collect and distribute the data needed for the wide variety of analyses. The team designed the
Data Café statistical database application to provide access and an intuitive interface. Furthermore,
the application also provides an up-to-date online "codebook" shared amongst the entire research
team. This paper describes this application and shows that it is scalable and flexible. The Data
Café provides a diverse group of researchers with a simple to use interface that allows them to

  

Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences