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Methodology - Measuring Broadband America February Report 2013


This reference page for the Measuring Broadband America - February 2013 Report provides information on the methodology used for the Report's statistical analysis of the tabulated test results. The reference material provided by this page will appeal most to those trained in statistics seeking more specifics of how the averages contained in the Report were developed. Please note that the materials below describing the methodologies used for the July 2012 Report are also applicable to the methodologies used for data collected in September 2012 for the February 2013 Report.


Analytic Methodology


This paper describes in detail how each test was performed and how data accumulated from each test was processed to produce this report.

Why We Provide It

We provide this paper to facilitate accurate critiquing of this report and to allow easier comparison with data obtained with other methods.


Analytic Methodology February 2013 Report

Data Processing Flow


This document provides an overview of how data is processed, from its raw form to the resulting report.

Why We Provide It

This file is provided as documentation to aid researchers and other parties interested in replicating or analyzing the data processing flow.


data-processing-flow-apr-2012.docx, alternate mirror

Analytic Scripts


Scripts used to prepare the validated April 2012 data for statistical analysis.

Why We Provide It

These scripts are provided for full transparency and to facilitate researchers in examining the data. It describes the manipulation of source data for processing by the statistical software package, SPSS.



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