This paper describes the development and testing of a Web-based Information System to provide casual and novice users with access to external statistical data. External statistical data is provided by sources including national statistical agencies, government departments and by many businesses. The system described in the paper integrates three recently developed technologies, OLAP, MDDB and the Web to provide a simple system that allows casual and novice users to manipulate statistical data by adding or removing variables, drilling down or rolling up the data and customising their view of the data by filtering out unwanted variables.
Hyland, Peter, "Assessing a Web-Based Information System for Casual and Novice Users of External Statistical Data" (2002). ACIS 2002 Proceedings. Paper 11.