I am really really surprised but I think this is beginning to make sense….hold fire. For those who don’t know I am studying a research methodologies paper. I have had several challenges on the way through, including finding my way around campus. But the exciting thing is I think I’m getting it…that I am beginning to see how the different elements of research pull together. I am beginning to understand how qualitative data can be interpreted without turning it all to numbers. I am beginning to make links to teacher inquiry and ways I could better do that.
I have started this too late in the day…again. But my summary from today’s learning is below
- An instrument in research is what you use to gather the data e.g. Survey
- I now have a list of articles useful for designing questionnaires and interviews
- Document analysis (gathering data from secondary sources and analysing it) can be used as research. In the context of grounded theory it can be used for a research project.
- I might be able to do research in a formal academic setting after all!