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How To Report On Surveys

Second Edition

October 2002 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"I liked the addition of computerized slide presentations and the description of best presentation styles."

--Juanita M. Firestone, University of Texas, San Antonio

"Fink does a good job discussing different presentation formats, and emphasizes the link between the type of audience and the type of results report. She also goes to some length discussing graphic "illusions," or ways different presentations can alter the appearance of the same data."

Patrick R. Powaser, Personnel Psychology

From making presentations to general versus technical/academic audiences to preparing computerized presentations, How to Report on Surveys, Second Edition shows you how to create more effective verbal and written survey reports. The volume includes guidelines for preparing and interpreting charts, tables, and figures, and a step-by-step account of how to present each part of the survey--from the survey's objectives, design and psychometric properties through to the conclusions. New to this edition:

* How to identify characteristics of good Web reporting

* How to prepare computerized presentations

* How to explain what's on-screen


This book will show you how to prepare and explain accurate and useful survey reports in a highly effective manner.

"Good tips on doing slides and describing the differences between oral and written report writing. I was glad that the difference between academic and general reports was stated at the beginning."

--Carol J. Lancaster, Medical University of South Carolina


 
How to Report on Surveys: Learning Objectives
 
Ch 1. Presenting the Survey's Results
Lists

 
Guidelines for Using Lists in Survey Reports

 
Pie Charts

 
Guidelines for Preparing Pie Charts

 
Bar and Line Charts

 
Guidelines for Preparing Bar and Line Charts

 
Tables

 
Guidelines for Preparing Tables

 
 
Ch 2. Talking About the Survey
Learn About the Listeners

 
Computerized Slide Presentations

 
Guidelines for Preparing Slides

 
Reporting on the Web

 
Talking About Surveys: Step by Step

 
Talks and Titles

 
How to Introduce the Talk

 
Overview of the Survey

 
Talking About Psychometrics

 
Explaining a Table

 
Talking About Design

 
Talking About Sampling

 
Talking About Data Analysis

 
 
Ch 3. The Written Report
Checklist of Contents for a Survey Report

 
Checklist of Contents for a Survey Report

 
Survey Reports for General Audiences

 
Contents of Reports

 
Table of Contents for a Technical Report

 
Table of Contents for a General Report

 
A Note on Report Length

 
The Executive Summary

 
Reviewing the Report for Readability

 
Reviewing the Report for Comprehensiveness and Accuracy

 
 
Exercises
 
Answers
 
Suggested Readings
 
About the Author

"I liked the addition of computerized slide presentations and the description of best presentation styles."

Juanita M. Firestone
University of Texas, San Antonio

"Fink does a good job discussing different presentation formats, and emphasizes the link between the type of audience and the type of results report. She also goes to some length discussing graphic "illusions," or ways different presentations can alter the appearance of the same data."

Patrick R. Powaser
Personnel Psychology

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