• What “margin of error” really means
• Z-scores for the 90%, 95%, and 99% confidence levels, and how to use them in calculating sampling error
• Be able to calculate sampling error for various population sizes, various proportions, and how to adjust for a finite population (yes, you will be able to bring in a calculator for this) come up on and easy way to calculate it.
• Primary roles interviewers have to play in the collection of survey data
• The importance of a standardized interview (reading survey questions as written)
• Probing in surveying and recording answers
• How much specialized knowledge interviewers should have about a project?
• Use of volunteers in interviewing
• Methods of training interviewers
• Methods of validating phone surveys (calling back to re-ask questions, assess interviewer courtesy, verifying that an interview was conducted, etc.)
• How to determine if observed differences are statistically significant and the strength of association (using chi square, contingency coefficient, phi coefficient, correlation statistics, etc.)
• Types of data (nominal, ordinal, interval/scale) and types of analyses associated with each type of data
• When to use which statistical test (independent t-tests, paired t-tests, ANOVA, frequency, cross tabulation, etc.)
• How to prepare data for analysis in SPSS (convert “words” to numbers, clean data, etc.)
• When survey error is likely to occur
• Guidelines for coding data for statistical analysis (real world numbers, consistency in assigning numbers, having missing data codes, etc.)
• Methods of adjusting for underrepresented groups (quoting, oversampling, weighting)
• ANOVA post hoc test to use to determine significance in SPSS (Tu…)
• Understanding SPSS frequency, cross tabulation, and ANOVA tables (be able to explain the difference between “percent” and “valid percent” on Freq tables,* identify significant differences for CTs and ANOVAs, which numbers are n’s and which are frequency statistics, etc.)
• What should be in a study report (both professional and scholarly)
• How to report data (what decimal place to report for means and frequencies) come up with and easy way to calculate this.
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