Recording your results

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Once you have collected responses they can be entered into the Survey Monkey online survey. Please take great care when choosing which ‘collector’ to use. The password needs to be used on each response: this is both a security check and ensures that you have clicked on the correct ‘collector’. You do not need to wait until all the interviews have been conducted before entering them into Survey Monkey and it will be a much less onerous task to complete the responses in small batches (it also helps to increase the accuracy of transcribing the data).

It should be possible to enter each response in approximately 2 minutes, depending on the speed of your typing and the quality of your internet connection. So this means that you can expect to enter around 25 - 30 responses per hour. Survey Monkey is set up to allow the input of multiple responses at once, so you may be able to get volunteers to enter the data - most public libraries have good broadband connections.

Before beginning the data entry, check the response to the final question. Where the respondent has decided not to take part, it is helpful to complete question 1 for each of these - it will help to make sure that you have recorded that an interview took place, but will not add the response to the ‘collector’. These responses should then be shredded.

Once all the responses have been entered into Survey Monkey they should be securely filed. It is useful to keep the original responses until the data has been analysed in case there are any oddities that need to be checked. Once you have completed the evaluation and you are satisfied that the electronic version of your data is correct, the paper questionnaires can be shredded.

The Postcode Sector question (again)

The answer to this question defines whether or not you are taken through questions 14 to 25 - if the answer is ‘postcode not on the list’ you will be directed straight to the final question. This helps to speed up the process of data input.

About the toolkit

This toolkit has been designed and written by Walking-the-Talk based on research and initial development by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

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