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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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