The goal of the 2-year Survey Analysis via Visual Exploration project is to build an online tool for exploratory survey data analysis. The project leverages technical approaches from image analytics, faceted search, and online map navigation, combining them into a novel survey authoring and online publication system. The system will be used in several research method classes at UCSD. In addition, it is being tested in a number of surveys conducted by partner projects.
SUAVE focuses on three main objectives:
- Making survey data easy to share online and explore collaboratively
- Ensuring that survey data analysis is accessible and understandable by non-experts
- Introducing easy-to-use visual analysis techniques in research methods curricula, and analyzing respective improvements in learning of quantitative techniques