Analyzing your LEQ data
There are several options for analyzing your data, however, none are foolproof
and all take some initiative and effort on your part. The first step in
each case is entering the data.
Auto-calculation Spreadsheet -
This allows you to enter your data and get automatic results and graphs.
Microsoft EXCEL - Use the available MS Excel
data entry templates. You can
then analyze the data yourself in EXCEL, however, this option requires you to write
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). This option best
suits those who have access and are familiar with SPSS. Enter data into
either the Excel or SPSS data
entry templates and then run the relevant SPSS Syntax files.
The output file should produce composite scores, descriptive statistics,
effect sizes, and confidence intervals for changes in LEQ factors over time.
Of course, you can also conduct your own analyzes.
A commercially available automated
data-entry and report generation
using MS Access has been developed by Karim Haddad (Forecast Systems).
The system can create pre-formatted reports on short-term outcomes in terms
of effect sizes, broken down by group.
If you want help or advice regarding analysis of your data, contact the
eGroup or James Neill.