In the previous modules you have learned about planning for evaluation, evaluation questions and designs, and evaluation methods. After completing these steps the next question is: What do I do with all this data?
Data analysis can feel intimidating. This module reviews basic concepts related to data analysis and will help you get comfortable with some of the terms, concepts, and analysis procedures so you can interpret your own data and become a more informed consumer of evaluation research.
The content for this chapter is based on sources listed in the additional resources section. Andy Fields’ Discovering Statistics textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, 3rd Edition was instrumental in the creation of this module. This text also is an excellent resource for those wanting a greater understanding of the content discussed in this module.