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  • 2.4 Data Analysis

    1. 1. Museum Research Methods MUSM7034 Semester 1 2009 Session 2.3 Data Analysis www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/museum http://musm7034.ning.com/
    2. 2. <ul><li>Data processing </li></ul><ul><li>Data analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul>1. Introduction
    3. 3. <ul><li>Edit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for missing data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorise open comments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DP software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul></ul>2. Data processing <ul><ul><li>Coding frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 3. Data analysis <ul><li>Looking for meaning </li></ul><ul><li>What is meaningful? </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute amounts, and comparisons. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Exclude ‘no response’ from percentages </li></ul>
    5. 5. 4. Reporting data <ul><li>Summary graphs and tables </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid complex and ‘fancy’ displays </li></ul><ul><li>Choose simple and clear graphs </li></ul><ul><li>http:// junkcharts.typepad.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Make comparisons with other data </li></ul>
    6. 6. Visitors <ul><li>Types of experience </li></ul><ul><li>Art gallery – modern holy place </li></ul><ul><li>Science centre – maths/process </li></ul><ul><li>History/heritage – narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Zoo/Botanic Gdn/Aquarium – experiential/immersion </li></ul><ul><li>Five entry points </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Numeric/quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Foundational </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetic </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Survey design, due 5 June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>www.surveymonkey.com </li></ul><ul><li>name: museum_studies </li></ul><ul><li>password: research_methods </li></ul><ul><li>“ Create Survey” </li></ul>Assignment 2
    8. 8. <ul><li>Gillian Savage </li></ul><ul><li>Ph. 9954 0455 (business hours) </li></ul><ul><li>E. [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ning. http://musm7034.ning.com/ </li></ul>Contact
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