Milex 2010 final

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Milex 2010 final

  1. 1. I have all of this data—So now what? <br />Joyce Garczynski<br />Communications and Development Librarian<br />Towson University<br />jgarczynski@towson.edu<br />
  2. 2. Session Preview<br />Learning the lingo of data analysis<br />Preparing data for analysis<br />Using PASW (SPSS) for analysis<br />Thinking beyond the data<br />Testing the analysis waters for yourself<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnowitts/2429136239/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmarty/163916810/<br />
  3. 3. Learning the Lingo<br />Sample<br />Cases<br />Variable<br />Independent Variable<br />Dependent Variable<br />Code<br />Hypothesis<br />Research Dictionary: http://bitbucket.icaap.org/<br />
  4. 4. Getting to Know Your Data<br />Data Representation<br />Uniformly coded?<br />Coded to maximize analysis?<br />
  5. 5. Getting to Know Your Data<br />Level of Measurement <br />Nominal<br />Ordinal<br />Scale<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tupwanders/219087623/<br />http://www.fistockphot.com<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenhester/3911529343/<br />
  6. 6. Importing Data into PASW (SPSS)<br />Importance of using stats program<br />Import a .csv file or copy and paste<br />Fill out Variable View<br />
  7. 7. Running Frequencies<br />Provides values for each variable<br />For scale variables, can get average, median, etc.<br />Check to see if import went correctly<br />
  8. 8. Running Frequencies<br />
  9. 9. Running Statistical Tests<br />Dig deeper into what is happening within your results<br />Formulate hypothesis<br />Pick the right statistical test<br />Level of Measurement<br />What you are trying to learn<br />Relationship between two variables?<br />Change over time ?<br />Statistic and significance<br />
  10. 10. Chi-Square<br />Tests for relationship between two variables<br />Can be used with nominal, ordinal or scale variables<br />Sensitive to sample sizes<br />
  11. 11. Chi-Square<br />
  12. 12. Chi-Square<br />
  13. 13. Thinking Beyond the Data<br />Other explanations for results?<br />Sample<br />Question wording<br />Other variable<br />Correlation ≠ Causation<br />Decide what action to be taken<br />Reviewing other librarians’ research<br />Scavenger hunts<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/527579330/<br />
  14. 14. Practice Data Analysis<br />
  15. 15. Review<br />Learning the lingo of data analysis<br />Preparing data for analysis<br />Using PASW (SPSS) for analysis<br />Thinking beyond the data<br />Testing the analysis waters for yourself<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnowitts/2429136239/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmarty/163916810/<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />

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