Practical Research Methods Advice

Questionnaires and Surveys using Remark Office OMR

Running an interactive lab experiment with z-tree

Questionnaires and Surveys using Remark Office OMR

Remark Office OMR is proprietary software.  When I was in Zurich, we used it for course evaluations.  I wrote a step-by-step manual for using it, which I’ll post below.  Remark Office OMR can be very useful when conducting any paper-and-pencil survey, questionnaire, or experiment (e.g. lab-in-field experiments on individual decision-making).  You can set up a template in Remark Office OMR so that it knows where to look for information.  Then, you scan the completed forms using any computer scanner.  Remark Office OMR will then create a complete dataset featuring your raw data in common file formats.  You can either import the raw data into your preferred statistical software or have Remark Office OMR do some basis analyses for you.  I’ll post an example of a course evaluation below, too.  Another nice feature is that you can create text boxes for free responses, and the software will paste an image each response into a file for you.  Sure, it would be nicer if it would use optical character recognition (OCR) to convert the handwritten text to computer typewritten text, but such is life.

Running an interactive lab experiment with z-tree

I’ll add a better description later.  This was meant to be a step-by-step guide for a complete novice to walk into the behavioral lab in Zurich and run an experimental session with no prior knowledge.

  • Tutorial (PDF)
  • Tutorial (MS Word will be added when I find the original file!)