Presentation on theme: "Developing a data collection plan TIIICL Workshop Summer 2005."— Presentation transcript:
Developing a data collection plan TIIICL Workshop Summer 2005
Types of data: Existing and archival Lesson plans Student work Other artifacts
Types of data: Generated data Surveys Checklists Interviews Outside observers Photo evidence Tape/video recordings
Developing a data collection plan First write down a statement of your question. Then answer the following questions:
Developing a data collection plan What do you need to know? What types of data will provide you with the information that you need? What types of data are already available to you (existing archival sources and other artifacts)?
Developing a data collection plan What types of data do you need to generate? What instruments will you need to generate and collect data?
Guidelines and Recommendations for Data Collection Use multiple data sources. Collect existing archival data immediately, then move to conventional and inventive sources. Collect data regularly. Seek technical assistance
Points to keep in mind Keep it simple; Pay attention to both quantitative and qualitative data; Schedule time to organize data; Discuss the data with “critical friends”; and Seek technical assistance.
Check of data collection plan Is there congruence between your question and the data sources that you identified? Are you using multiple data sources to clarify the picture being developed? Are you gathering data frequently enough so that it can be used to inform your current practice as well as your future actions?
Check of data collection plan Are you collecting data about how students/faculty/administration/parents feel and perceive their experiences? Are you collecting data about how you feel and perceive your experiences?
Triangulation Triangulate with multiple sources of data Triangulate with multiple explanations