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close this bookLocally Generated Printed Materials in Agriculture: Experience from Uganda and Ghana - Education research paper No. 31 (DFID, 1999, 132 p.)
close this folder4. Methodology
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View the document4.1 Research questions
View the document4.2 Factors influencing the choice of methodologies used
View the document4.3 Phase I: Postal survey
View the document4.4 Phase II: In-depth research with farmer groups
View the document4.5 Research techniques for in-depth research
View the document4.6 Phase III: Regional overview of organisations sharing agricultural information
View the document4.7 Data analysis

4.7 Data analysis

4.7.1 Postal survey

Data for all samples from the postal survey was coded and analysed with the statistical package SPSS.

Whenever possible, data for the in-depth exercises was entered either as straightforward numerical data or was coded as an attitudinal statement. Coding for qualitative data was done only after most research visits had been made to ensure that all relevant insights and contingencies were covered (Oppenheim, 1992). The coding was based on notes and observations written up either during or immediately after meetings. Most data resulted in a straightforward frequency analysis. Cross-tabulation was used where a statistical relationship was likely.