Observation is a valuable method of data collection wherein one watches behavior, notices events, or analyzes interactions in a given environment. The resources provided here discusses how and when the observation data collection method could be used appropriately. Much planning and preparation is required to receive both quantitative and qualitative data that could be used to evaluate programs, strategies, and practices. In addition, the following guide includes the benefits and disadvantages of utilizing this strategy; several examples of observation tools; and an interactive experience to assess your familiarity with the observation data collection method.
The Video Presentation ( YouTube link) :
the Outline Report of the Approach (with the linked resources) :
the Slides of the Approach:
the Documents of Examples of the Approach (attachments) &
(links to Examples of the approach):
and the Interactive Portion:
(links to the forms discussed in Video):
Surveys: Andrea, Lexie, Jake, Michael, & Natalie
In this video, you will complete an interactive presentation about surveys. You will learn about types of surveys, how to develop them, and common mistakes to avoid. As you watch, you will respond to questions using EdPuzzle.
In order to access this presentation, you will need to follow this link bit.ly/EDL690surveys to create a student account in EdPuzzle and join the class SDEdLeadTech. If you have a GAFE account, we recommend that you use an alternate Google account to login; this will allow you to reserve your GAFE account for a future teacher EdPuzzle account. We hope you enjoy our project!
Interviews: Polly Macuga, Jana Nichols, Amanda Wallace, Jaime Gonzalez
Here is the link to our Prezi on interviews. It includes a link to the Jeopardy game (interactive piece) and a list of our Resources.
Focus Group: Sheila Davis, Josh Whiteside, Jon Acapoda, David Ruiz, Candace Warden
In this presentation you will see an overview of focus groups, an evaluation method that can be used to collect information on a given topic. You will not only find out the basic makings of focus group works, but you will be presented with the facts of why this form of evaluation can be both positive and negative. With the information that is offered, you will be taken through the process of how to form and conduct your own focus group.Kahoot:
The Kahoot quiz linked here provides a quick comprehension check on the information provided in our expert video about the research tool, focus groups. It reinforces key information provided in the video such as what are the benefits, and advantages and disadvantages of focus groups. It also covers information about the ideal quantity of participants and questions to ask in a focus group.
Analysing Existing Data: Kristin Baltierra, Andrea Currier, Monica Martinez, Michelle Hernandez and Kelly Urena
Project created using google slides, screencast, imovie, youtube and Zaption:
Slide #s and description of each:
1-2. Introduction to topic, overview and introduction of team members.
3-8 Examples of existing documents data.
9-10 -Strengths of using this type of data.
11- Drawbacks of using this type of data.
12- Works Cited
We all met several times through google chat. We all found resources, discussed them over chat and then broke up the content by different parts. Once content was created and placed on slides sound clips were sent to Kelly.