If you're required to carry out research or collect data with a survey or a form, or to work with large data sets and undertake statistical analysis, you will need software to assist you. Below are some of the common ways that students collect and interrogate data and statistics.
You should always take the security of data into account as you explore this software, especially if the data you are using or capturing is of a sensitive nature.
There are several free options for creating surveys. When choosing a tool to use, you should look at the kinds of questions you can ask through the survey, how many responses you can access, how effective its logic is, and the kinds of reports you can produce from the results. Here are some options:
If you are intending to use software for statistical analysis, either qualitative or quantitative, you should seek advice and recommendations from your course leaders and faculty or department librarians, who will be able to direct you to support available to develop your skills further. However, here are some options for the types of software that you might use.
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