(go to Outline)Does the discussion point out the most important findings? The discussion should prioritize the findings to assist the reader in understanding the significance of the survey results.
Does the discussion expand on the findings? Surveys by themselves often produce findings which are difficult to interpret in isolation. The discussion can present additional data which may help explain why the survey found the results it did. The discussion may also introduce data from other sources which provides contextual information which may help plan program implementation or revision.
Does the discussion present limitations of the survey data? All surveys have limitations. Survey managers should be honest with themselves and with the readers of their report in assessing how these limitations may have influenced the survey results.