How to Report on Surveys

ISBN-10: 0761925759

ISBN-13: 9780761925750

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Arlene Fink
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Description: '''''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

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List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Arlene Fink (Ph.D.) is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of California , Los Angeles and President of the Langley Research Institute . Her main interests include evaluation and survey research and the conduct of research literature reviews as well as the evaluation of their quality. Dr. Fink has conducted many research studies in medicine, public health and education. She is on the faculty of UCLA's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and its Health Services Research Center and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California 's Minority Research Center . She is also a consultant to the American Society for Bioethics, the International Society for Clinical Bioethics, and L'institut de Promotion del la Pr � vention Secondaire en Addictologie (IPPSA) Paris, France. Professor Fink has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 15 textbooks.

How to Report on Surveys: Learning Objectives
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
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
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
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