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Conduct research

Survey findings

Determining the findings of your survey involves more than simply reporting initial results. Instead, it is important to critically examine survey questions and check for statistical pitfalls to develop accurate findings upon which you can make reliable conclusions.

Critically examine questions

Check for statistical pitfalls

Make conclusions

Additional information

American Association for Public Opinion Research (2000). Standard Definitions: Final Dispositions of Case Codes and Outcome Rates for Surveys, Second Edition [Electronic version], Ann Arbor, MI: AAPOR

Arsham, H. (2005). Questionnaire Design and Surveys Sampling, 9th ed. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from: http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/stat-data/Surveys.htm

Bogdan R. B. & Biklin, S. K. (1998). Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theory and Methods, Third Edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Coe, R. (2000). What is an 'effect size'? A guide for users. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from the University of Durham, Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre, Evidence-Based Education-UK Web site: http://www.cemcentre.org/renderpage.asp?linkid=30325015

Darlington, R.B. (1997). Factor analysis. Retrieved June 212006from: http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/Darlington/factor.htm

Helberg, C. (1995). Pitfalls of data analysis. Retrieved June 21, 2006from: http://my.execpc.com/4A/B7/helberg/pitfalls/

Lane, D. M. (2003). Tests of linear combinations of means, independent groups. Retrieved June 21, 2006from the Hyperstat Online textbook: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/confidence_intervals.html

Linear regression. (n.d.) Retrieved June 21, 2006from the Yale University Department of Statistics Index of Courses 1997-98 Web site: http://www.stat.yale.edu/Courses/1997-98/101/linreg.htm

Lowry, R. P. (2005). Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics. Retrieved June 21, 2006from: http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/webtext.html

Spector, P. A. (1992). Summated Rating Scale Construction: An Introduction. Newbury Park, CA, Sage.

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