The Electronic Fax: Transitioning to a New Mode of Transcript Collection
Wescott, J. D., & Mattox, T. L. (2011, May). The Electronic Fax: Transitioning to a New Mode of Transcript Collection. Presented at AAPOR 2011, Phoenix, AZ.
Researchers must balance advances in survey technology with the capabilities and resources of participants. While strides continue to be made in the electronic transmission of college transcript data, fax was the most prevalent mode selected by institutions for providing transcript data to researchers on a recent large-scale college transcript collection. Between the pilot test and the full scale study, electronic fax was implemented for receiving transcript data and converting the data to electronic files for storage. This presentation evaluates the challenges and efficacy of implementing electronic fax in the transcript collection and processing.