Analysing an ordinal and a scale variable
Part 4: Reporting
If we combine all the reporting bits from the example, the full report for this variable, might have looked something like:
A question of interest was if the ability of the teacher to motivate the students had an influence on the overall grade students gave the course. Students could give the course a grade from 0 (low) to 100 (high). The results are shown in Figure 1.
As can be seen Figure 1 there seems to be an increase in grade if the teacher was able to motivate the students, while the variation in grade seems to decrease.
The Spearman’s rho showed that there was a significant strong positive association between how motivational the teacher was, and the grade the students gave to the course, rs = .787, p < .001.
It seems students were quite influenced by the motivation ability of the teacher in evaluating the course overall. This corresponds with findings from……
Note the final paragraph explains the some-what technical results into more understandable English, something many readers would often appreciate.
Ordinal vs Scale