ERIC Number: ED128411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Statistical Survey and Analysis Handbook.
Smith, Kenneth F.
The National Food and Agriculture Council of the Philippines regularly requires rapid feedback data for analysis, which will assist in monitoring programs to improve and increase the production of selected crops by small scale farmers. Since many other development programs in various subject matter areas also require similar statistical appraisals, this handbook was developed to present and explain the underlying principles and processes of scientific surveying. This includes the fundamentals of survey design, statistical sampling procedures, analytical methodologies, and presentation techniques. Often these essential steps are presented in statistical texts, which although technically complete fail to communicate with the nonmathematically oriented. This handbook has therefore been prepared as a step-by-step illustrative guidebook, with the emphasis on transmitting knowledge and creating understanding for subsequent application to typical problems. Although it can be self-studied, ideally this handbook should be used initially as the basis for intensive, practical workshop training. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Manila (Philippines).