I understand that one has to “numericize” categories for quantitative analysis, but any student and faculty should understand the numbers mean nothing when compared (see Figure 1).
A chairperson has to perform a lot of reading when reviewing a student’s dissertation. A committee member can hopefully help. But this type of error appeared on every chart in this study’s Chapter 4; regardless of the type of variables (e.g., categorical, interval). Did the faculty not know, or did they simply not read the study?
Student Note: Understand your variables and how best to display them. Don’t rely on your committee; they might not know or remember.
This study will return in a later post…stay tuned.
Deonarinesingh, S. (2019). The effect of cultural intelligence upon organizational citizenship behavior, mediated by openness to experience (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (13880805)