Analysing a single ordinal variable
If we combine all the reporting bits from the example, the full report for this variable, might have looked something like:
The Finance department was interested to know how scientific people actually think Accounting is. To investigate this Figure 1 shows the results of accounting question from the survey.
As can be seen Figure 1 only about 30% of the respondents is thinks accounting is somewhat or very scientific.
A one-sample Wilcoxon signed-rank test indicated that the median was significantly different from 2.5, Z = 11.93, p < .001, with a moderate effect size (r = .39).
It appears that people do not find accounting very scientific. In order to investigate why this is, it was discussed during the focus session. During this session…..
Note the final paragraph explains the some-what technical results into more understandable English, something many readers would often appreciate.
Single ordinal variable