If you are using the VARK questionnaire in your research and are asking research participants to fill in the questionnaire on paper, you will need reliable and accurate analysis for your questionnaire results to find your participants’ VARK learning preferences.
We offer an inexpensive service to assist researchers who want to have their data reliably analysed. You provide us with a spreadsheet listing the total VARK scores for each of Visual, Aural, Read/Write and Kinesthetic, for each participant, and we update it with the VARK learning preference for each participant, using the VARK Standard and/or the VARK Research algorithms. An Excel spreadsheet is best with a column to identify the participant and four columns for their total V, A, R and K scores.
- The VARK Standard algorithm is an arithmetic comparison of the scores of each individual compared with that individual’s other VARK scores.
- The VARK Research algorithm uses standard deviations from the very large VARK database to compare each individual’s scores with the scores of others who have used VARK.
Note: we have recently learned that some researchers merely indicate that a VARK preference exists by choosing an individual’s highest score as though that is a dominant preference indicator!!! That is a waste of research effort and time and their research will be invalid. What do they use for scores of 4, 4, 4 4 or 8, 8, 2 3 or 9, 8, 7, 6? Everybody has four VARK scores not one. Life is multimodal. VARK uses that fact in its design. That is why respondents can have more than once answer for each question.
The cost for a prompt analysis (any number of participants) is $NZ15 (or approximately $US10) and with the analysis you receive a research package and a helpful description of the differences between the two algorithms.