This directory contains the Data Aggregation Project: a 
php-based system for easily aggregating student scientific
measurements.  The Project is distributed as free software 
under the GNU General Public License.

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Data Aggregation Project

This project lets you quickly set up an on-line form to
allow students to enter observations.  You can use it to
have students in class enter observations and all download
the aggregated data.  In this way a whole room can enter
measurements much more quickly than if they all had to
enter them using one machine.  Even better, we use the
system to allow us to aggregate data across multiple lab
sections.  By having all 30 sections contribute measurements,
we can build a dataset with n=600 in a week.  This gives
students a much more robust dataset to analyze where
even phenomena with a small effect size can be studied.
Furthermore, it provides a rationale for using technology:
we let them analyze those 600 data points in any way they

To set up a project type:
  ./mkdb projectname

This should create a folder for your project.  cd into your
project folder and create (possibly using
as a model).

If you need help using the system, I encourage you to contact
me directly:

  Steven D. Brewer <>
  Biology Department
  University of Massachusetts
  Amherst, MA 01003


The Data Aggregation Project was written by Steven D. Brewer
and is Copyright (C)2001  Steven D. Brewer

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

The Data Aggregation Project is distributed under the GNU 
General Public License.  You should have received a copy of 
the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, 
write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - 
Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.