Nice to meet you. As the person who’s ended up responsible for the new participants database I’d be happy to hear more about your ideas on participant management and how we can keep improving and expanding this side of LimeSurvey. Especially having someone who is interested in helping out, and who can help with development!
Hello, everyone! I am writing to express my interest in joining the LimeSurvey project team. A brief resume:
B.A., Psychology (North Georgia College and State University)
M.A., Psychology (East Tennessee State University)
M.A., Sociology (East Tennessee State University)
Ph.D., Social Psychology, minor emphasis in Quantitative Methods (ABD; Kent State University)
Project management for social science research, specializing in survey research and in-situ (experiential) data collection
Implementation of LAMP stack for research purposes and participant management (experience with php, MySQL)
Quantitative analysis, including regression, nonparametric techniques (bootstrapping, permutation), structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling
Data management and redundancy (I'm nuts/paranoid about data integrity)
From 2002 to 2009, sole proprietor of IT consulting business in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, USA area
A full vitae can be found at www.seanrife.com/RIFE_CV.pdf.
I'm interested primarily because I've found LimeSurvey to be an invaluable tool in my research, and would like to give back in whatever way I can. (I'm broke, so providing labor is probably the best I can do!) Also, I use LS extensively, and I'm sure I would benefit a great deal from becoming more familiar with the software itself.
I would be happy to provide assistance in whatever capacity you wish. I am comfortable with php and MySQL, so I can write code if that's how I can be of use. However - as shown above - my credentials may lean more toward feature development, testing, or support. I've built an add-on for participant management in daily diary studies which actually runs independently from LimeSurvey, but I've been thinking it might make a good feature/plugin (a number of colleagues have expressed interest).
Please let me know how I can help this project. Thanks!
Sean C. Rife, M.A.
Department of Psychology
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242