Publication - Research and analysis

Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: technical report

Published: 28 Oct 2020
Directorate:
Constitution and Cabinet Directorate
ISBN:
9781800042285

This technical annex covers the methodological details of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2019.

Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: technical report
8. Analysis techniques

8. Analysis techniques

Significance testing

Where reports authored by ScotCen Social Research discuss differences between two percentages (either across time, or between two different groups of people within a single year), this difference is significant at the 95% level or above, unless otherwise stated. Differences between two years are tested using standard z-tests, taking account of complex standard errors arising from the sample design. Differences between groups within a given year are tested using logistic regression analysis, which shows the factors and categories that are significantly (and independently) related to the dependent variable. Analysis is carried out in IBM SPSS Statistics v.25, using the CS logistic function to take account of the sample design in calculations.


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