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Software for Digital Scholarship

Information about DiSC-supported software for the collection, processing, analysis or display of numeric, text, or geospatial data

Teaching with Survey Software

Mason currently has a site license for Qualtrics, a research-grade software that is also easy-to-use. Students should be able to have their own accounts--contact the administrator for your department to determine what instructions you should give. For small classes, have the students add you as a collaborator. For large, recurring classes, you may want to request administrator permissions yourself. 

Online Software Options

Zapier's list of the 20 Best Online Survey Builder Tools with links to reviews.

Software Availability / Cost Tutorial
Qualtrics Available to all at Mason. See Tab. Support
RedCap Available to all at Mason. See Tab. Help & FAQ
Microsoft Forms Available to all at Mason. Support
Google Forms Free with Google Account, some features like skipping  Lynda.com
Questionpro Students can get a Free Pro account for advertising Help Center
SurveyMonkey Popular and relatively easy-to-use, can get expensive  Lynda.com
LimeSurvey Install on your own server for FREE, or use the hosted version which gives 25 responses free and not too expensive for small studies Manual

If you have reviewed the information linked above and have questions about what software to use, contact the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) at datahelp@gmu.edu to get additional advice. 

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