Fulbright Data

18 08 2011

Okay, so it’s not in the prettiest format.  But here’s the data that I collected on my project.  Everything is broken down into six pieces.

 

1) Language Use Survey (English)

This is the English translation of the survey that I distributed to over 4000 6th and 7th graders across Kyrgyzstan.  The survey was available in Kyrgyz and Russian.  The students chose whether to take the survey in Kyrgyz or Russian.

2)Survey Demographic Results

This is the basic demographic portrait of the students who participated in the survey.

3)Language Ability Results

These are the results of the language self-assessment table towards the beginning of the survey.

4)Language Attitudes Results (FINAL)

These are the results of the language attitudes questions (the second half of page one).  The results of each question are broken down by ethnicity, class language, town size, oblast, and mother tongue.

5) Language Use Results

 

These are the results of the language use questions (all of page two).  The results of each question are broken down by ethnicity, class language, town size, oblast, and mother tongue.

6) Survey Data Charts Total

 

This includes the results in #4 and #5 above, but not broken down.

 

There’s a lot of data here.  And it’s still in somewhat rough formatting.  And it’s all in English.  But, with a little patience, I think you can get an okay picture of things.  I’m hoping to do a more comprehensive analysis and write-up of the results.  But I’m also starting grad school in another subject, so I don’t know how likely that is to happen.

You’re welcome to use this data any way you like.  Just please give me credit.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Kurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Oh hai

18 08 2011

So, yeah, I kind of let the blog go after I figured out where I was going to grad school.  My last couple of months in Kyrgyzstan were pretty much collecting and processing data and prepping for my move back to the States.

 

I left Kyrgyzstan in the middle of June and spent a week and a half traveling around Latvia, Lithuania and Poland before flying back to the States on July 1.  After six weeks of waiting tables (and trying to save some money!), I moved up to Philadelphia last week.  I’ll be starting my assistantship at Penn’s Exec Doc program on Monday, and classes start just after Labor Day.

 

Some of you have asked (either here or privately) about seeing the results of my data collection.  I’m working on a way to get it on the Internet.  My goal is to have that done in the next week.  I’ll be sure to post it here when I do.

 

Thanks for following me on my Kyrgyz adventure.  Please let me know if you ever have any questions.

 

Kurt