#### almohandes

##### New Member
Hi all
Can I get some help from you, I am a research student I developed questionnaire to get some information but after I get the results I am confused what is the best way to analyze this data
Briefly : my project about thing called (Agile Manufacturing ) I am try to develop a model to help the companies to be agile companies , agile manufacturing is divided to main four areas and each area has some attributes , by using the questionnaire I try to fined which of these areas this company are, or what is the nearest area to this company , and how I can help it to be agile in the right area , I asked about 76 question for the four areas : area1 =30 question , area2 =18, area 3=17 area 4 =11 question as you see here the no of question in each area are not the same , I tried to use the factor to make all the result get the same points (ex: area1 factor 30/30 =1 , area2 30/18 , area3 30/17 and area 4 30/11 )
Here some types of questions, all the questions are 1 to 5 scales (1=yes, positive, very rapid ……. Etc and 5 no, negative, very slow…..)
1. Is your company rapid in introducing new models to the market every year?(1-5)
2. Is your company rapid in changing production to introduce new models?(1-5)
3. Is the lead time of your product short, as from a concept to a sold product?(1-5)

#### CBABD

##### New Member
area separately

One idea is to start out by looking at each of the four areas separately. I am assuming that each of the four areas asks about different types of attributes/characteristics, for example area 1 could be speed, area 2 efficiency, area 3 costs. These may not be exactly what you are measuring but this is what I am assuming, that each area asked about something different from the others but related within each area.

That being my assumption, I would try to get an average rating per area. Even if each area was asked with a different number of questions, you can start out by finding out the average for each area. You would end up with 4 averages corresponding to each area.

#### almohandes

##### New Member
thank you for your replay but i would like to ask which way of analysis i have to use in this case mean . SD , t test chi- square etc..... , i am really confused which one i have to use
thank you