ERIC Number: ED314024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputer Processing and Analysis of Sample Survey in Education. A Methodological Case Study.
This report discusses the methods, techniques, and software applications used in processing the data gathered in a survey of the physical condition and health of students in Guangdong Province, China. The introduction provides background on the survey. Survey grouping, data items, and survey procedures are then described. A discussion of microcomputer data processing covers crude and derived indicators, statistics, hardware and software, data structure, the use of LOTUS 1-2-3 for survey data processing, programming of the data entry module, and programming of the data analysis module. Selected findings are summarized in order to illustrate the capabilities of LOTUS 1-2-3 for data presentation and to demonstrate analyses of the data for comparison of groups and establishment of standards. Some problems encountered with hardware and software and solutions to these problems are considered, and conclusions are drawn regarding applications of microcomputers for survey data processing. The report includes many tables and graphs. A sample of a Chinese student physical condition and health card (in Chinese characters) and the programs written to compare data files for inconsistencies and to calculate common statistics are appended. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Data Analysis, Data Processing, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Graphs, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Physical Health, Programing, Research Methodology, School Surveys, Spreadsheets, Students, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Computer Programs; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: China