Tuesday, May 31, 2011
My advice for future students when doing this project is to send out the survey one or two weeks earlier than you really think you should. This will allow participants to have as much time as they need, but also leaves you with more time to analyze the data since it will take longer than expected. Also, thoroughly proofread the questions you ask in your survey, especially those which you are trying to find a correlation between. Make sure that the style of question between those is the same (numerical or categorical) so that when it comes time to analyze the data, they will be compatible. This will definitely make your life easier. Another word of advice, pick a topic you enjoy and that you are interested in. This makes more a more enjoyable process, and you will actually want to research and find statistically significant information.