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Survey Analysis

COLLECTING   PRIMARY DATA

1. QUESTIONNAIRES

Compose the questionnaire with care, noting the different types of question it is possible to have: (References are to the TURBOSTATS statistical package)

Type Variable     Typical Data

Categorical GENDER 1,2
(TS-FREQ1)

Continuous SALARY 10000
(TS-STATS)

Multiple Frequencies MEDIA +10111
(TS-MFREQ)

(Open Ended) THEMES             +10111
(TS-MFREQ)

Ranked FACTORS 1,2,3,4,5
(TS-FREQ1,TS-STATS)

Scaled S_FACTOR 1,2,10
(TS-FREQ1,TS-STATS)

Hypothesis Tests

Cross-Tabulations, Chi-square TS-CROSS

âTâ-tests TS-STATS

Ranked TS-FRIED

Scaled TS-ANOVA

Multiple Frequencies KS-TEST

a statistical description of every question (normally frequency distributions)

Selected hypotheses

Details of sampling

Details of covering letter

Details of response rate
(+ efforts to maximise)

Examples of questionnaire itself

(Perhaps DATA and LABELS files)

It is important that you show a degree of methodological expertise i.e. be aware of the strengths, limitations of this method of gathering data.

Remember that your questionnaire will often be in the form of a PILOT for what you would do if you had the time and resources for a more detailed enquiry (most appropriate to a post-graduate enquiry)

Important:   If you intend to collect some data by questionnaire, then it is very important that you

( Have it checked out by a tutor before its distribution
( Obtain the necessary permissions beforehand
( Think how the results are going to be analysed and incorporated into the report

Your Final Year Project   Report should also contain

( Methodological considerations (why this method of data...