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Statistics Seminar 8: Survey Design & Analysis

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Video recording of the speakers presentation


Resource Description:

This session will begin with a brief discussion of research design, and when a survey might be a suitable tool to adopt.
We will look at the development of a questionnaire, and the choice of appropriate questions.
We will explore different approaches to sampling, coding and scaling, and we will discuss data analysis, from the initial exploration and description of a new data set to an overview of more advanced multivariate statistical methods.


Further Details:

Powerpoint presentation (Powerpoint Presentation) accompanying this talk.

"Examples of bad questions and suggestions of how to fix them" (PDF Document) (file used in the seminar talk.

This talk was given by Maureen Meadows from the Open University

Date: 06/06/2013

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Further References

Alan Buckingham and Peter Saunders, The Survey Methods Workbook (Polity Press, 2004)

Mik Wisniewski, Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers, 5th edition (Prentice Hall, 2009)

Hair, Anderson, Tatham and Black, Multivariate Data Analysis, 7th edition (Prentice Hall, 2009)

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