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Rachel Yakey
Subjective in Data Collection
Wed Sep 3, 2014 07:39 (XFF:


You wrote that you wonder how teachers can be subjective in their data collection and I thought that as well when reading the chapter. I think that authors realized that was a struggle as well because it seemed that more than once they mentioned reporting your findings, whether positive or negative in order to accurately depict your findings. It must be a struggle for a lot of teachers because we see our students work so hard sometimes.

I also appreciated how it have teachers a voice in their field. I'm excited about where education is going with sights like Teacher pay teachers, etc. We might feel beat down a bit lately but I think it is wonder to find that a lot of good teachers are working hard to help education become better.

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    • subjectivity - Stacy, Wed Sep 3 18:01
      You bring up an interesting point about subjectivity. I often go to my colleagues to gauge my perspectives because they are removed from the thought processes that I have been cycling through in a... more
    • Subjective in Data Collection - Rachel Yakey, Wed Sep 3 07:39
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        • Subjective Data Reply - Rachel Yakey, Wed Sep 3 21:32
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