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 want. To set up a project type: ./mkdb projectname This should create a folder for your project. cd into your project folder and create gen.inc (possibly using sample.gen.inc as a model). If you need help using the system, I encourage you to contact me directly: Steven D. Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the 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.