Key Survey History
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We have provided a brief history of Key Survey and its integration with QUT below.
NOTE: This has been provided as an additional reference for your information and research use.
- Survey System Investigation Begins (2004)
- Survey Creation Tool Requests (2005)
- Survey Privacy/Security Requests Increase (Jul-Nov 2006)
- Key Survey Evaluation - Student Project (Nov 2006 - Jan 2007)
- ITS Director Approval (Mar 2007)
- Key Survey Pilot Begins (Jun-Dec 2007)
- Key Survey Service Established (Feb 2008)
- Key Survey elevates to a Central Service (Apr 2009)
- Key Survey Perpetual Licence Finalised (Jan 2010)
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- HPC staff members Bernadette Savage and Ray Duplock begin to investigate available online survey tools.
- Web Developers from numerous faculties request better survey creation software than what they currently use.
- Up until this point most people have been using freeware, external services or custom CGI scripts.
- 2006 (July - November):
- Researchers request a web-based system to help them create complex surveys with privacy and security features.
- The number of requests continue to increase as external solutions cannot meet these needs.
- 2006 - 2007 (November - January):
- A Student Project is conducted to evaluate existing web-based survey tools.
- Project is jointly led by Robert Smith and Ray Duplock.
- Key Survey is chosen as the most affordable and efficient system.
- 2007 (March):
- DVC Research & Advancement and QUT researchers support Key Survey use
- ITS Director is convinced that an internal survey system will give a leading edge to eResearch at the university.
- 2007 (June - December):
- The Faculty of Business begins using Key Survey as a pilot project.
- 2008 (February):
- Key Survey service is established and supported by the Faculty of Business and HPC Staff
- All online resources are supported by Frederic Fery, Allan James and Ashley Wright.
- 2009 (April):
- Key Survey becomes a central service freely provided to ALL QUT Staff & Students
- New web pages, workshops and a dedicated server (http://survey.qut.edu.au) are advertised university-wide.
- Key Survey classes begin to complement qualitative and quantitative seminars to help improve researchers' results.
- Support staff includes Ray Duplock, Bernadette Savage and Neil Kelson.
- Donald Gee assumes the role of the primary Survey-DEC.
- 2010 (January):
- Key Survey becomes an official survey development tool for QUT Staff and Students.
- HPC Manager, Dr Joseph Young finalises Key Survey's perpetual licence with WorldApp.
- HPC staff members Ashley Wright and Donald Gee consistently monitor and support Key Survey to ensure high and reliable performance.