The purpose of this report is to disentangle significant factors that are behind a particular questionnaire item. While descriptive reports typically provide information about the percentages of supporters and opponents for a particular item of interest, the analytical report identifies who the supporters or opponents of the item are, as well as their sociodemographic characteristics, experience, and other views. The item of interest may be one question or a composite scale of similar questions, depending on whether they are conceptually consistent, operate in the same dimension and have an acceptable statistical reliability. For instance, the scale of trust in central institutions includes trust in the presidency, the cabinet and the Rada. In comparison to other trust questions, the three items operate on the same dimension; and they have a high internal reliability (alpha). Composite scales generally provide an opportunity for more robust analyses because they capture greater variation than single items.
|The FAIR Justice Project
|Published - 2016