How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and mapped to separate data sets?
March 23, 2011 8:23 PM Subscribe
How does one create a paper form/survey that can be scanned and have the info mapped to separate data sets?
posted by lukeklein to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am working with a non-profit devoted to improving education at the university level, and we would like to create a standardized paper form for peer mentors to periodically (1) record there hours with a given student and (2) score the student across various dimensions. My organization would then like to be able to scan this paper document and have the various data be imported to it's respective, separate databases (i.e. have the mentor's hours with student X be logged into that mentors time sheet, and to have the student's various scores stored in a separate database specific to him/her devoted to measuring trends in that person's scores longitudinally (over time). We would also want a pdf copy of the document attached to the student's account for reference.
It sounds like a complicated task, but such a system would greatly streamline the process recording the data in digital form and making it available to researchers.