# Analysis of Rural Post Offices Example

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```					Analysis of Rural Post Offices
Example
Alison Chorley
APAT Rural Post Office Example
Evidence from data

• 25% of rural residents live within 1 mile of
Post Office, and the majority of those
respondents walk to it. Respondents living
further away tend to travel by car. Most
access Post Office once to twice a week.
My analysis
1. 25% of rural residents live within 1 mile
of Post Office
2. Of the residents living within 1 mile of the
Post Office, the majority walk
3. Respondents living further than 1 mile
away from the Post Office tend to travel
by car
4. Most respondents access the Post Office
once to twice a week
Evidence 2
“Of the residents living within 1 mile of
the Post Office, the majority walk”

Construct Evidence

Proof - Crosstab table and related chart

Analyse Data

Variable postofficemethod - Method used to get to Post Office
Variable postofficedist - Distance to Post Office

Input data into Database
Question 4a from questionnaire
Evidence 2
Evidence 3
“Respondents living further than 1 mile away
from the Post Office tend to travel by car”

Construct Evidence

Proof - Crosstab table and related chart

Analyse Data

Variable postofficemethod - Method used to get to Post Office
Variable postofficedist - Distance to Post Office

Input data into Database
Question 4a from questionnaire
Evidence 3
Evidence 4
“Most respondents access the Post Office once
to twice a week”

Construct Evidence

Proof - table and related chart

Analyse Data

Variable q4adc - Post Office frequency

Input data into Database
Question 4a from questionnaire
Evidence 4
Count            Col %
Post        20 x month or more
44               4.4%
Office      (5x week or more)
Frequency   12 - 19x month / 3 to
83               8.3%
4 days a week
4 - 11x month/ 1 to 2 x                                                                              Columns :
541             54.2%
a week
2 - 3 x a month               65              6.5%
Once a month                 102             10.2%         Post Office Frequency No response/void
< once a month but >
12               1.2%
once a year                                  Post Office Frequency Used (no frequency specified)

Once per year or less             2              .2%
Used (no frequency                                     Post Office Frequency Once per year or less
8              .8%
specified)
Post Office Frequency < once a month but > once a year
No response/void             141             14.1%
Rows

Post Office Frequency Once a month

Post Office Frequency 2 - 3 x a month

Post Office Frequency 4 - 11x month/ 1 to 2 x a week

Post Office Frequency 12 - 19x month / 3 to 4 days a week

Post Office Frequency 20 x month or more (5x week or more)

100    200      300   400   500

Values
Evidence 1
“25% of rural residents live within 1 mile of Post
Office”

Construct Evidence

Proof - table and related chart

Analyse Data

Variable postofficedist - Distance to Post Office

Input data into Database
Question 4a from questionnaire
Evidence 1 - Problems!
Columns :

500

Count    Col %
Distance   < 1 mile                  491    55.8%
to post    >1 mile - 3 miles         178    20.2%            400
office     >3 miles - 5 miles         98    11.1%
> 5 miles - 10 miles       84     9.5%
> 10 miles                 29     3.3%
300

Values
200

100

Distance to post office < 1 mile      Distance to post office > 5 miles - 10 miles
Distance to post office >1 mile - 3 miles        Distance to post office > 10 miles
Distance to post office >3 miles - 5 miles

Rows
Evidence 1 (again)
Distance to post office * Case Study Area Crosstabulation

Case Study Area
Dumfries and
Devon      Shropshire     Skye       Galloway        Powys     Ebbw Vale   Total
Distance   < 1 mile               Count                           89             72          62            120         67          81       491
to post                           % within Distance to post
office                                                          18.1%        14.7%       12.6%            24.4%     13.6%       16.5%    100.0%
office
% within Case Study Area      53.9%        48.3%       41.9%            62.8%     51.1%       84.4%    55.8%
>1 mile - 3 miles      Count                             35           35          34               34        32          8      178
% within Distance to post
19.7%        19.7%       19.1%            19.1%     18.0%        4.5%    100.0%
office
% within Case Study Area      21.2%        23.5%       23.0%            17.8%     24.4%        8.3%    20.2%
>3 miles - 5 miles     Count                             27           19          17               18        15          2        98
% within Distance to post
27.6%        19.4%       17.3%            18.4%     15.3%        2.0%    100.0%
office
% within Case Study Area      16.4%        12.8%       11.5%             9.4%     11.5%        2.1%    11.1%
> 5 miles - 10 miles   Count                             12           22          17               15        15          3        84
% within Distance to post
14.3%        26.2%       20.2%            17.9%     17.9%        3.6%    100.0%
office
% within Case Study Area       7.3%        14.8%       11.5%             7.9%     11.5%        3.1%     9.5%
> 10 miles             Count                             2            1           18               4         2           2        29
% within Distance to post
6.9%         3.4%       62.1%            13.8%      6.9%        6.9%    100.0%
office
% within Case Study Area       1.2%          .7%       12.2%             2.1%      1.5%        2.1%     3.3%
Total                             Count                           165          149         148              191       131           96     880
% within Distance to post
18.8%        16.9%       16.8%            21.7%     14.9%       10.9%    100.0%
office
% within Case Study Area    100.0%        100.0%      100.0%            100.0%   100.0%      100.0%    100.0%
Evidence 1 (again)
“25% of rural residents live within 1 mile of Post
Office”

Construct Evidence

Proof - table and related chart

Analyse Data

Variable postofficedist - Distance to Post Office
Variable CASESTUDYAREA - Case Study Area

Input data into Database
Question 4a from questionnaire
Information from where
questionnaire returned from
Evidence 1 (corrected)
• Of the respondents living within 1 mile of
the post office, 24.4% live in Dumfries and
Galloway

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