Interpreting Survey Results

The following resources were recorded at the Interpreting Results Workshop held on 30 May 2013, as part of the international visit by Professor Didier Pollefeyt (promoter of the ECSI project) and Mr Jan Bouwens (Principal Researcher) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL). 

The workshop provided opportunities for participants to observe the interpretation of results as modelled by Professor Pollefeyt and Mr Bouwens using Victoria-wide data collected during the 2013 ECSI survey period.

These Interpreting Results videos will be beneficial to those who wish to refine their skills in reading the ECSI data as presented graphically in both the Graph Only and the detailed Reports, issued following the completion of the survey period.


Interpreting the Data Fiche

Qualitative Research


Understanding the Background Variables


Interpreting the Post Critical Belief Scale

Interpreting the Melbourne Scale


Interpreting the Victoria Scale


Questions & Answers about the ECSI research

1. Faith as walking on water 

In this first of two lectures, Prof Pollefeyt presents religious belief styles as building blocks for Catholic school identity. His presentation of these belief styles along with the theological underpinnings of the Enhancing Catholic School Identity strategy offers essential insights into the means by which Catholic schools might act to identify the ways in which they can advance the Catholic identity of their school.

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Part 2


Part 3

Part 4

2. In-valuable faith in context

In the second of these two lectures, Prof Pollefeyt investigates the Catholic identity of schools in a culture which continues to pluralise and secularise. As schools seek to recontextualise, the risks associated with a Christian Values Education approach to Religious Education are presented as potential threats to the Catholic identity of the school, arising whenever the link between the values and the Tradition fail.

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5