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Analysis and presentation of survey results

Klobas, J.E. (1994) Analysis and presentation of survey results. In: Hannesdottir, S.K., (ed.) Guidlines for Conducting National Surveys of School Libraries and their Needs. UNESCO, Paris, France, pp. 66-125.


This chapter deals with simple statistical methods for description, presentation, and interpretation of survey results, including tabular and graphical presentation and analysis of the relationships between variables and groups. A discussion of statistical significance is included. The chapter concludes with a discussion of methods for writing up survey results for publication in the library literature. Reference is made to computer •software for analysis and presentation of results throughout the chapter. No prior knowledge of statistical methods and concepts is assumed. The steps in survey analysis and completion may be summarised as: (1) Preparation of data for analysis; (2) Description, analysis and interpretation of data; (3) Preparation of the survey report for publication. This chapter considers each step in turn, but takes occasional detours to discuss important statistical concepts and software for statistical analysis.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: UNESCO
Copyright: 1994 UNESCO
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