Metadata / Paradata
Q: Can you add an easy sample of how to export/treat paradata?
Yes, right now a SPSS/SAS/STATA example is available on basecamp.
Q: Can you make paradata available in an easy-to-use format?
Use the API to transform the audittrail data in your favourite format.
Q: How does the Audit Trail work? What information can you get from it?
You can collect information on different levels in the Audit Trail (page to keyboard). Depending on the level you get more information. All (requested) input is uploaded to the Audit Trail every couple of seconds. It also shows some Events.
Q: What output data format options are available?
Blaise database (.bdbx), which can be exported as .txt or .xml to SPSS, STATA and soon SAS.
Q: Will the metadata (DDI) being integrated with Blaise work for all levels of complexity?
Colectica will offer help with this up to a certain level of complexity. We don’t think it will work for surveys that use very complex routing, but for simple surveys it should work great.