JournalEntry on How Information will be Presented
Schonlauand Peters (2012) proposed that to understand and interpret theinformation collected from respondents in the form of questionnaires,there are various methods of presenting data that has either beenanalysed using the SPSS Statistical tool or Microsoft Excel. Some ofthe methods highlighted are graphs, charts, and tables which conveythe results of the empirical research (De Vaus, 2013). In ourimperial research, three categories of information have beencollected, this includes the demographic information, warm upquestions and the objective questions that will be used to test thehypothesis.
Amongthe three methods that can be used to present the empirical research,pie charts and frequency tables will be used to present analysisresults from the demographic information. According to Collis andHussey (2013), tables are used to show the frequencies and percentageof the results being described in a structured format easy for theusers to interpret and understand. Pie charts will be used to showthe percentage proportion that is represented by demographicinformation such as gender, a program of study, graduate hourscompleted and age range.
Thewarm up questions such as level of skillfulness in technology willmainly be presented in bar graphs in order to show the percentagestrength of the Linkert scale as selected by the respondents. Again,they will be used to show the frequency of fixing technology problemsamong others where the information will be interpreted usingdescriptive statistics such as frequencies.
Finally,the study questions that will be interpreted to test researchhypothesis shall be presented using tables where mean of items,standard deviation and correlations will be employed. The tables willhave columns showing minimum, maximum, mean of items and standarddeviation to measure the strength of relationship. This will be usedto present information on the capability of technology items, and thepreparedness in the formal education used.
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