zooropa2012 wrote: »
I ran an online survey through SurveyMonkey...
I need help on correlation or analysing the "relationships" between the different pieces of data, and the conclusions that can be drawn from these relationships.
I have been advised to Cross correlate all of my data and to get a much more indepth picture of my results. Is this right?
Black Swan wrote: »
What type of sampling method did you use to select your online subjects? This sampling method will be important if you intend to estimate population parameters from sample statistics, or if your method allowed for such estimates when making "conclusions that can be drawn from these relationships."
For example, if you used convenience or accidental sampling methods as many do for online surveys (i.e., nonprobability sampling), attempting to estimate confidence levels or intervals, and if your sample was representative, may be problematic. Depending upon your methodology, it may be that your conclusions will be limited to those that replied, and cannot be generalised to a larger population. We need more details about your research before we can be of help.
If you used a random method to ensure that each and every member of the population had an equal chance of being selected, there will be other issues that may affect what "conclusions" you can draw from the online survey data; e.g., sample size, response rate, systematic error, etc. We can discuss these in greater depth here if you wish.
Before we can proceed analyzing the online survey data with statistical methods (e.g., correlations, etc.), and be able to draw "conclusions," understanding the sampling method you used is essential.