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Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology

pp 203-220

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Tools for Analyzing Quantitative Data

  • Gerald A. KnezekAffiliated withUniversity of North Texas Email author 
  • , Rhonda ChristensenAffiliated withUniversity of North Texas

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Abstract

Data analysis tools for quantitative studies are addressed in the areas of: (a) enhancements for data acquisition, (b) simple to sophisticated analysis techniques, and (c) extended exploration of relationships in data, often with visualization of results. Examples that are interwoven with data and findings from published research studies are used to illustrate the use of the tools in the service of established research goals and objectives. The authors contend that capabilities have greatly expanded in all three areas over the past 30 years, and especially during the past two decades.

Keywords

Quantitative tools Data acquisition Data analysis Data visualization