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.
4/21/2019 10:24:07 pm
I like the way that you are going to collect your data by just watching. Sometimes you get the best data by seating back watching the class. It also works perfect for you since it already part of your normal routine and you don’t have to make many changes to your normal routine which will make it less stressful to collect the data for your study. That’s cool that you are seeing a positive effect from your changes.
4/22/2019 06:54:18 pm
Lisa Marie Smith
4/23/2019 04:39:06 pm
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