Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Part 2: Advice for Future Students

My advice for future students is to give the project a lot of thought at the beginning of the quarter. The design of your survey will be much easier if you know exactly what you are looking for rather than asking a bunch of related questions and hoping to find a correlation. This will make writing the whole paper much easier as you will have very specific data to draw conclusions about. The more specific and precise your questions are, the easier data interpretation will be. However I do have one caveat with this advice, don’t be afraid of correlations that you didn’t expect. Sometimes you will find a correlation between a demographic like age and another question that you didn’t expect. This should be exciting and cool rather than upsetting so just roll with it.

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