How to Interpret Your Results

Getting Started The results page is where you view the results of your search. You arrive at the results page after performing a search.

This help page has several sections that will help you interpret your results:

How to Read the Results Page After Performing a Search After performing a search, you will be told if there are any businesses that match your search requirements. If there are no businesses that matched your search requirements, please see "My search doesn't return anything."

If your search was successful, you will see a page listing matching businesses, their rating, what type and subcategory the business is listed as, and the local address. By default, the results are sorted alphabetically.

The Results

To visit an individual business' page that you see listed, click on the business' name.

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How to Read an Individual Business' Page You can get to an individual business' page by either browsing the categories or by choosing one of the results from your search.

An individual business' page contains the business' location, contact information, and all the recommendations submitted about the business. At the top of the page, there is a button that will take you to a form where you can add a new comment about the business. For more information about adding a comment, see "Adding a New Recommendation."

The Business' Page

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What Exactly do these Ratings Mean? The ratings you see for each individual business is an average of all ratings submitted for that business.

When an individual adds a comment, they provide a rating on a scale of 1 to 5. This rating is shown next to the comment.

Rating Scale:
  • Five Stars - Excellent
  • Four Stars - Good
  • Three Stars - Average
  • Two Stars - Fair
  • One Star - Poor

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    A Note About the Comments Please note that the comments on the CSSA Recommendations site do not reflect the official position of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the UNC-CH Department of Computer Science, or any other department at UNC-CH. The comments do reflect the position of the students who entered them. If you have any questions regarding legal issues related to this site, please contact either UNC-CH or the UNC-CH Department of Computer Science.
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