Professor Austen Clark
Department of Philosophy
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-2054
Email: austen<dot>clark <at> uconn<dot>edu
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We made the decision to develop the database system in Microsoft Access. It has the virtue of being widely available. (It is included in "Office Professional". The code below will work in versions from Office 97 onwards.) Once test items are selected, the application dumps results directly into Microsoft Word, which is also widely available. The test output requires some fine-tuning in a word processor.
A small sample of test items is included, but we are not distributing any of the test items currently used in the course itself.
Selfpace.mdb is copyright (c) Austen Clark, 2001. The program is licensed and distributed under the "copyleft" provisions of the GNU General Public License. Before downloading any code, please read the license. A full discussion of its terms can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft.
What exactly the software will (and will not) do.
Download the software (selfpace.mdb, 2,824 k)
Read some notes on getting started.
User manual for the database application; user manual for the data loader; design specs for tables & forms; known problems; sample user scripts; and other useful documentation.
Download the documents (selfdoc.zip: 138k; expands to 10 files, 446k)
Revised January 2005