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Reporting survey results

STEP 7. Analyze the data

For surveys that assess instructional technology, you may only need to calculate simple frequencies for each survey question. [more]

STEP 8. Make conclusions

Evaluate the results by how well they answer the study's central questions. Your conclusions should be based on the findings of your data analysis and should inform any recommendations.

Having clear, measurable goals will help you determine whether to recommend any changes based on your results. For example: after a survey, the results indicate that a large percentage (35%) of users did not feel that the technology assisted their learning. If one of the technology’s goals was to aid student learning, this result might be disappointing. Based on this finding, the stakeholders might decide to not adopt this particular technology or developers may obtain more information from users in order to improve it.

Generally, if at least one-third of respondents express dissatisfaction, changes need to be made. If at least one-third expresses neutrality, it suggests adequacy.

STEP 9. Report results

For instructional technology assessments, the results may be reported informally to stakeholders or more formally in a presentation or written report. [more]

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