Learning Research is one field of research which investigates the process of learning among students and the process of teaching among the teachers. Different techniques are employed to monitor the learning process.
Data-Collection is one of the techniques which is widely employed in this field. Paper-based surveys are prepared and the candidates participating in the survey are invited to take part in it on a particular day. In some cases, the surveys are handed out to the participants who fill in the questionnaires and return them after a specified date. In the recent years, web-based surveys are also used commonly. With the acceptance of PDAs by students at the university level, it would be a novel idea to conduct surveys with the help of PDAs which are carried by the students all the time.
This thesis work studies the Usability of PDAs in Data-Collection for Learning Research and compares other approaches with the PDA-based approach.