In the section for students, respondents were presented with a 6-part degree-of-agreement matrix. For each of these statements, they were asked to rank their agreement from “Strongly Agree” to “Strongly Disagree” (in 7 increments). The six statements:
Dance classes are readily available in Baltimore
Dance classes are affordable in Baltimore
Dance classes are in suitable space in Baltimore
There is a need for more dance classes in Baltimore
There are quality instructors in the Baltimore area
The class sizes are suitable for my needs
49 respondents made it through this question. Rather than try to cram this all into one monster chart, here’s the breakdown for each question (average marked by the red bar):
This one came pretty much right down the middle (Average of respondents = 4.25, where 4.00 = “Neither Agree nor Disagree”. σ = 2.10). Mixed bag – no discernible trend within the answers either. This could be related to the kinds of classes students interested in taking.
This one swings a bit further toward agreement (Average 4.80, where 5.00 = “Somewhat Agree”. σ = 1.73).
One might call this “Barely Agree.” (Average 4.61. σ = 1.77).
This one makes it firmly into “Agree” territory (Average 5.90, where “Agree” = 6.00. σ = 1.90).
This one also makes it firmly into “Agree” territory (Average 5.96. σ = 1.68). Highest agreement among these questions.
And finally, respondents somewhat agree with this (Average 5.33, where “Somewhat Agree” = 5.0. σ = 1.68).
Keep in mind that the survey in general has a heavy bias toward instructors, but this particular question was only asked of dance students, in the context of their experience as students. According to these respondents, Baltimore has some great teachers, and the respondents want more classes.
[Update: Found two errors in the response data. Charts updated to reflect corrections.]