Each interviewer is equipped with a Blip-board, incorporating the PSION Organiser II, a powerful hand-held computer with barcode reader wand, and a questionnaire. The questionnaire differs from the "classical" type in that it is coded with barcodes. During the interview, the user (interviewer) scans over the codes with the wand instead of checking boxes with a pen.
Questionnaires are designed and generated using an integrated software environment on an IBM compatible personal computer, and printed on any dot-matrix or laser printer. The BLIP software comes as a complete package including questionnaire editor and generator, data communication with the Organiser and data analysis software. Data conversion tools for SPSS and other popular statistics software are also provided.
The combination of powerful, low-cost hardware with high performance and easy to use software offers many advantages to anyone performing data collection based on a high volume of questionnaires. These include:
BLIP has been succesfully used in Europe since 1988, and the English version is shipping since June '90.
The price for the BLIP PC Software (Office Version for up to 5 Interview Sets) is ATS 19.500,--
One BLIP Interview Set amounts to ATS 7.900,-- including the PSION Organiser II LZ, HP bar code reader, 32KB data module, BLIP Interview Software and a mains adaptor.
The complete software is readily available, including an English reference manual and an English interviewer guide.
If you need further Information on BLIP, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashton & Aschenfeld Ges.m.b.H. BLIP Page / email@example.com