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The Hub Utility Box: Democratizing survey analysis

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The Hub Utility Box: Democratizing survey analysis

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Author :
Emilio Esposito
The Hub Utility Box: Democratizing survey analysis

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Author :
Emilio Esposito

Topic Area: DEI

Presented by: Emilio Esposito

Abstract:

When starting a new project, it is helpful to have a previously developed workflow. The Hub Utility Box (theHUB) provides a collection of functions, scripts, notebooks, and examples to help the MSU community analyze student outcomes, student success, and survey responses. A standard set of processes and methods along with a defined lexicon enables reproducibility, reduces the time needed to complete projects, and allows the quick addition of new methods while encouraging data exploration.

We hope theHUB’s functionality will grow over time, and others at MSU will contribute new features and methods for the community. Developed and implemented in R -- an open-source application with a robust community (on campus and around the world) -- theHUB removes the need for a software license while providing access to a myriad of statistical analysis and graphing options.

The session will demonstrate theHUB’s survey workflow and analysis applied to the Fall 2020 SIRS Supplemental Survey. Current survey-related analyses include Likert, text, and response clustering.