English 103 Outline

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ENG 103 HAND OUTS I. DATA ANALYSIS: Tabular Presentation Introduction to Data Analysis Why do we analyze data? Make sense of data we have collected Basic steps in preliminary data analysis Editing Coding Tabulating Introduction to Data Analysis Editing of data Impose minimal quality standards on the raw data Field Edit -- preliminary edit, used to detect glaring omissions and inaccuracies (often involves respondent follow up) Completeness Legibility Comprehensibility Consistency Uniformity Introduction to Data Analysis Coding -- transforming raw data into symbols (usually numbers) for tabulating, counting, and analyzing Must determine categories Completely exhaustive Mutually exclusive Assign numbers to…show more content…
Establish rapport and make respondent comfortable. Then ask open ended questions Build rapport Your interview needs to balance the building of rapport and collecting of required information. Explain the context, set the tone, and make the interviewee feel at ease. The introduction serves to: Introduce yourself Gauge the interviewee’s style, expectations and concerns Confirm the timeframe Build rapport Always state the reason for the interview and how it will be conducted Put the interviewee at ease Ask the interviewee if they agree to you taking notes Thank the interviewee Advise them what the next steps are and the timeframe Questioning Sequence the interview items Items should be ordered by importance and sensitivity. General before specific External before internal Historic before current Listen and question Listen To reassure the interviewee you are listening and to gain information: use non-verbal cues such as head nods to show you are listening. wait until the current question is answered before preparing the next one listen for emotions and attitudes as well as facts interrupt only if you sense avoidance of answering the question or if the interviewee has drifted too far from the topic request clarification and ask follow on questions Open and Closed Questions Ask open questions To initiate discussion on a broad subject and to encourage a comprehensive
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