Model driven design and implementation of statistical surveys

Chul Hwee Kim, John Hosking, John Grundy

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We describe the evolution of a statistical survey design visual language from a standalone design-time modelling language into an environment supporting design, coordination, execution and publication of complex statistical surveys. This involved, firstly, elaboration of the notation to support additional requirements, notably in the area of task modelling. Secondly, tool support has been extended to allow association of model components with survey artefacts, such as data sets, metadata, and statistical package analysis procedures, with the ability to then execute elements of the survey design model to implement the survey analysis. This permits rapid exploration of statistical questions, together with the ability to publish both analysis results and the techniques and processes used, the latter in the form of executable web services and generated documentation. Thirdly, we have undertaken a usability evaluation with a target end user sample that demonstrates strong satisfaction with the tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)0769527558, 9780769527550
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007 - Waikoloa, United States of America
Duration: 3 Jan 20076 Jan 2007
Conference number: 40th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605


ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007
Abbreviated titleHICSS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Statistical surveys
  • Visual environment
  • Visual language

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