[K12OSN] Request for suggestions regarding comprehensive statistics on a large survey

Neil Shah neil.k.shah at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 05:22:48 UTC 2007

how about using something like excel.
how you receive the data digital or handwritten..

On Dec 2, 2007 9:13 PM, Daniel Bo <daengbo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm a long-time member  of this list (K12OS 1.0) and know that there
> are a ton of great people on it who offer great advice so my first
> thought was to come here for the help I need.
> OK, enough boot licking. Let's get down to business.
> I have given a survey to 1400 elementary school students to study a
> certain area of linguistics (specifically, comprehensible input theory
> and the role of attitude and aptitude in L2 success). The amount of
> data I have is overwhelming. I now need to do statistical analysis to
> find out which of the 18 elements are correlated. I have no idea how
> to do this other than to enter the data into Calc and do the
> calculations manually. There has to be a better way.
> People do this kind of thing all the time. How do they do it?
> General suggestions are, of course, welcome, but I'd really like to
> know how to isolate certain parts of the survey (being discrete) and
> see if there are correlations among e.g. just grade level or section
> number.
> I haven't touched stats or matrix algebra in over twenty years, so go
> easy on the heavy math talk  --  baby steps, please.
> I love you guys in advance,
> Daniel
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Neil Shah
Johnson & Wales University
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Cranston, RI,  02920
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