Qualitative vs. Quantitative
The method of data analysis I chose was qualitative because the qualitative research design better fit the needs of my research question. My research question inquired more about a behavior rather than data, numbers, scores and assessments/tests like a quantitative study would do. I needed for my technique to have a less structured approach because of how broad and open-ended my topic is. The bulk of of my data are simply observations or what Mertler (2016) refers to as "watching". Because qualitative data is known for being narrative I was able to make daily observational notes in the classroom during teaching and work time without having to change or add any routines or structures already put in place.
I was able to take my data and represent the information in a graph pre innovation/intervention and then post and look for positive changes by the participating students in the study. There were 5 categories that I was looking to see a decrease in among all 4 of the students. Once the data was recorded on the post innovative/intervention graph I was able to see a drop in the number of disruptive behaviors by all the students in at least 2 of the categories.
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