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Analyzing survey data

Calculate the response rate by dividing the number of people who submitted a completed survey (80% or more of questions answered) by the number of people you contacted or attempted to contact to complete the survey. If 185 project participants were asked to complete the survey, and 107 responded, the response rate was 107/185 or 58%.

Review the Results Summary Sheet, noting the course response rate (# of students who completed the CIS / # of students enrolled in the course). CIS results are most useful if the response rate is greater than or equal to the recommended response rate shown below:

Response

Frequency

Percentage

 

Strongly disagree

10

9%

24% Disagree

Disagree

16

15%

Neutral

12

11%

11% Neutral

Agree

41

39%

65% Agree

Strongly agree

28

26%

Total

107

100%

 

To create more meaningful categories, combine the "agree" and "strongly agree" categories to obtain the percentage of agreement (65%) and the "disagree" and "strongly disagree" categories for the percentage disagreement (24%).

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

Course evaluations for Lawyering Process I, Fall 2004. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Web site: http://www.law.du.edu/thomson/Downloads/Evaluation results - Fall 2004 - 101D.htm

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