[LON-CAPA-admin] Accessing data from loncapa for research...

Gerd Kortemeyer kortemey at msu.edu
Wed Apr 6 04:58:06 EDT 2016


That strongly depends on exactly what he/she would like to analyze. It would be XML-files or DB-files; all data in MySQL is just caching data.

Stefan Dröschler (cc’d here) wrote a thesis document about LON-CAPA as a data source for research, which he might be able to share.

Please remind your colleague of the need for appropriate human subject research procedures, as well as strict adherence to applicable privacy legislation (most notably FERPA).


- Gerd.

> On Apr 5, 2016, at 4:08 PM, James Clawson <clawsonj at mailbox.sc.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a faculty member here that is interested in doing some statistical analysis on course (homework and test scores) data.
> He has asked me some questions I just don't know the answer to.  Is this type of data stored in a SQL database?  Is it a single database or multiple ones?  Is the data encrypted?  Any help appreciated.
> James
> -- 
> James Clawson, Jr.
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> University of South Carolina
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Gerd Kortemeyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Director, LON-CAPA Project
Michigan State University

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