Susan Gibson
Enough Data
Thu Oct 30, 2014 20:40

It sounds like you have quite a bit of data that you are collecting and it seems like that would be enough. I think the biggest thing is after looking at all those pieces of data is there a common theme between them? Do the students seem to be growing in certain areas of the lessons and/or many different data pieces? If you see meaningful participation in multiple data points then that shows you must be doing something headed in the right direction.

But I am worried about the quality of the data as well and making sure I am collecting the right kind and enough as well! I think we are all anxious because it is something new to us! It sounds to me like you have been doing a great job of analyzing your data already and making the necessary changes in your classroom.

  • use of Ch 6 - Stacy, Tue Oct 28 17:08
    Chapter 6 brought a lot of order to my thought process about the research question that Ashley and I are working on. The whole idea of data analysis has had me up at night sometimes because no matter ... more
    • Enough Data - Susan Gibson, Thu Oct 30 20:40
    • coding - hodgete, Thu Oct 30 20:12
      What kind of codes are you using? My partner and I chose colors, but the way we have our information organized right now, it is easy to identify what goes with which question. I am sure we will code... more
      • Our codes - Rachel Yakey, Fri Oct 31 19:46
        We are coded with colors for each group. I think it makes the most sense for us because we can see easily what interventions we are using with the results that go with them throughs student work and... more
      • codes? - Stacy, Fri Oct 31 13:07
        Ashley and I are using colors. We also have codes as far as Teacher Inquiry (TIN), Student Inquiry (SIN), and codes for the curriculum that I am using to teach like Central Ideas (CE) and so forth.... more
        • Stacy/Ashley codes - Rachel Yakey, Fri Oct 31 19:48
          That is a cool idea Stacy to do both. I bet that would help you see patterns and themes easily. Are you finding that to be the case?
          • code easier? - Stacy, Sat Nov 1 11:20
            Rachel, I am not sure if I am doing it properly, so in a way, it feels like it may be easier to do both. On the other hand, we may need to decide the way we will put it all together. I think it will... more
    • Have you started? - Emily Fox, Thu Oct 30 18:26
      So, Stacy, have you begun the coding process already? What types of codes did you use? It's nice to hear you say that it was the most beneficial thing you've done, because all the data seems to make... more
      • benefits - Stacy, Fri Oct 31 13:10
        Ashley and I just got started with coding. We are using colors and abbreviations. I am not sure how to organize everything yet, though. Which phase are you into right now? I say that it has been... more
        • Coding made things clearer - Emily Fox, Sun Nov 2 09:55
          When Susan and I first sat down to begin coding our notes, we were both a little confused about what to do with it. However, once we began just color-coding themes that we found in our reflections,... more
    • Re: use of Ch 6 - kimeljk, Wed Oct 29 09:46
      Stacy, I agree that I was a little uneasy when I didn't have any quantitative data with numerical data to compare and show growth, however with the coding aspect I feel as if it turns our qualitative ... more
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