Holy crap on a cracker! I haven’t posted anything on my blog in over a year!
Let’s see if I can change that this year.
In summary, I needed some data from the 911 telecommunicator field for a research project. I posted two surveys on various websites and Facebook to help me collect that data. Between both surveys I received several thousand responses. Once the surveys closed, I started the long and laborious process of aggregating that data.
It didn’t take me long to realize that I had long road ahead of me. I used PINNION to host my survey forms. Its awesome site that it supports just about any interface you can think of to view and take a survey. However, it lacks in getting those results back out in a usable form. I couldn’t export to csv or excel which meant I had to manually copy out the results.
Due to work and frustration, I decided to take a break from all my website and writing projects. During Christmas break, I started back with renew vigor. I tackled the salary survey first since it is the smallest set of a questions and answers. I managed to figure out a way to get the data loaded in to a database that actually made logical sense.
Where I’m at today
Trying to figure out how to host/display this data while not cluttering up my blog is my number one priority. Most likely have a page and nice little graphics and stuff. Who the hell knows?
To the future!
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