How to Report on Surveys (2nd Revised edition)

How to Report on Surveys (2nd Revised edition)

By: Arlene G. Fink (author)Paperback

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'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. The features new to this edition include: how to identify characteristics of good Web reporting; how to prepare computerized presentations; and, 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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Arlene Fink (PhD) 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 scores of evaluation studies in public health, medicine, and education. She is on the faculty of UCLA's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and is a scientific and evaluation advisor to UCLA's Gambling Studies and IMPACT (Improving Access, Counseling & Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer) programs. She consults nationally and internationally for agencies such as L'institut de Promotion del la Prevention Secondaire en Addictologie (IPPSA) in Paris, France, and Peninsula Health in Victoria, Australia. Professor Fink has taught and lectured extensively all over the world and is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 15 textbooks.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780761925750
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 104
  • ID: 9780761925750
  • weight: 159
  • ISBN10: 0761925759
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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