I’d like to share with you a set of Stata routines that I have written and I and other colleagues been using while working on data collections with Survey Solutions.
You can find the package sursol here or install it in Stata directly through:
net install sursol , from("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/petbrueck/sursol/master/src") replace
Once installed, type
help sursol to retrieve more information about the available sub-commands.
It covers several aspects of the survey cycle including translation management, server and field interaction through the Survey Solutions API as well as collating and managing the survey & paradata.
All sub-commands that interact with the Survey Solution server, e.g. exporting data, approving or rejecting interviews, leaving comments, getting interviewers action logs or user/tablet reports, require to have R installed on your machine. However, no further R knowledge is required since the commands write the R scripts themselves.
Some of the commands were written on the fly while working on projects, so they might contain some bugs. If you think they might be useful for your work but are not functioning properly, do not hesitate to approach me. Also, anyone is welcome to use those commands as a basis and further improve them to your own needs.
In general: No responsibility or liability for the correct functionality of the commands is taken! This is especially true for future releases of Survey Solutions that might affect the API or data anatomy. I try to update them if necessary, so stop by from time to time.
Please note, I am not working for the Survey Solutions Team, so please do not contact them for issues with these commands.
sursol append and
sursol para builds upon great work by @andreaskutka (+ great suggestions for
Let me know if you have questions.