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Data Analysis Presentation

  1. 1. WRA 420 Class — 04.02.07 <ul><ul><ul><li>ON DATA ANALYSIS FOR THE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DYSLEXIA USABILITY PROJECT </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Terminology <ul><ul><ul><li>• DATA —> verifiable and replicable facts collected in a research study; the “evidence” that everyone shares - integrity of data set is important - ethics of protecting rights and privacy of participants is important </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• QUALITATIVE RESEARCH —> based primarily on observations, interviews, descriptions, and non-quantitative forms of data (e.g., words, pictures) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Terminology <ul><ul><ul><li>• DATA is a plural word! (though often treated as collective singular noun) … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>— > “The data collected in this study SHOW that …” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>— > “Our collected data IS stored in the usability lab.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• DATUM is, strictly speaking, the singular form — but it is seldom used </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Terminology <ul><ul><ul><li>• DATA TRANSCRIPTION AND COMPILATION —> creating a usable data set, pooling data into tables (for analysis, for presentation in writeup) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION —> what the data says, what it means: about the information product? about users of a certain type (dyslexic) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• RECOMMENDATIONS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>— > what actions do we take or suggest as a result of the analysis? (e.g., changes in the web site) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. O’Neil data table on community informatics studies (p. 85)
  6. 6. Data compilation
  7. 7. Data compilation
  8. 8. Genre: The Social Science Journal Article — genre for the dyslexia study <ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Review —> Jake is doing the write up of this section for his “Research Update Article” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results/Findings —> The WRA 420 class is doing the data presentation section of the article </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion / Recommendations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appendixes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Data Analysis Session on 04.04.07 <ul><ul><ul><li>• Bring your observation notes to class (in the UAC), + enough copies for everyone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Be prepared to talk about the participant you observed: what impressions did you form based on the session? what evidence can you provide (from video, from notes) to support your impressions? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• As a group, we will go through ONE of the tasks and discuss how each of the six participants handled that one task —> basically, we will begin drafting the results section for the usability report </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What a task writeup looks like

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