At Data Analysis Australia we feel that our ability to provide innovative and unique IT solutions in our projects is one of the many factors that separates us from other consulting firms. The ability to combine statistical, IT and business aspects has been a feature since the company was founded in 1988. One aspect of this has been the use of Internet based survey technology.
Data Analysis Australia installed its first Internet gateway in 1995 and since then has developed expertise in Internet technology. One reason for having this facility in-house was to ensure the confidentiality of client data but the other was to remain at the leading edge of emerging technologies. This has enabled us to implement new methods and use the latest IT developments.
Internet surveys use forms viewed through a standard browser to enter answers that are then submitted back on the server. The forms can be predefined or they can be generated "on the fly" to fit the context. This is often used in surveys where the answers to some questions may determine which questions are offered next. The submitted answers can also be checked, either before being sent back or after they have been received by the server. Once checked, the answers are stored in a database.