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Developing the electronic version

Early on in the development process, we decided that the survey should also be available in electronic format on the World Wide Web. Once the paper-based version was ready, creating the web-based version was mainly a matter of translating the survey format into machine-readable format. Though we had investigated the use of commercially-available form generation software, we decided that a simple HTML page would be sufficient. By combining a simple HTML form hosted on a computer with a FileMaker Pro database, we were able to have the survey results be submitted directly into the database, thus simplifying the data collection process.

Martyn Clark 2004-12-21