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    Week 10 data collection and analysis Week 10 data collection and analysis Presentation Transcript

    • AGENDA
      • Talking about job descriptions in your field
      • Group work: Sharing Resumes and Cover letters
      • Moving forward with your SAPs: Data Analysis
      • What is multimodal/multigenre writing? Brainstorming various multigenre writing options for your SAPs.
      • Assignments
    • Sharing Resumes and Cover letters
      • In pairs, explain what job you’re applying, why you are interested in this job.
      • Look at your classmates resume and cover letter and answer the followings:
      • Do you think this person is a good fit for the available position? If so, why?
      • What are some of the strengths of the persons resume and cover-letter?
      • What can he/she do to improve them (comment on both written and experiential aspects)?
    • Back to SAPs
      • Research papers come in all shapes, sizes, forms, and disciplines.
      • Different genres: argumentative, descriptive, narrative, analytic
      • In this class we’re working on multiple genres : 1) Research Article 2) Multimodal work (combination of multiple genres)
    • Social Action Research Process
    • Multigenre writing: A creative component of your SAPs
      • A multi-genre project is a project that will use a mix of genres to create your own work based on your SAPs.
      • The main aim of this project is to help you explore a social action issue that you care and more importantly expand your understanding of genre and academic. You will be given a chance to use a wide range of genres in your own creative projects.
      • Your must contain at least two “genres”
      • Your instructor will talk to Media relations next week to cover any expenses!
    • Derek’s multi-genre project on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Sarah’s Armenian Genocide and 9/11 description
    • Mick’s Multi-genre project on DUI experience
    • WebQuest and Video Creation
      • Homelessness in U.S.A.
      • http://questgarden.com/51/22/4/070608090111/index.htm
      • Teaching
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14OF1fhKPts&feature=related
    • Multigenre/multimodal writing
      • Similar to standard research papers
        • Select a topic/interest
        • Conduct research using standard methods
        • Collect information
        • Process information
        • Analyze data
        • Present your findings with an academic language.
      • Different than standard research papers
        • Writings of different genres/creative pieces
        • Writer is personally engaged
        • Inclusion of visual elements
        • Includes audio-video text, podcasts.
        • Powerpoint presentations
    • Before the Multimodal arrives…Data collection and analysis
      • Make sure you complete your data collection by November 10
      • Digitize your data (feel free to use video recording or audio recording)
      • Move all your data in one folder.
      • Use wide range of data sources (feel free to include photos, clips etc.)
    • INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    • What will you do with your data?
    • What is your data?
      • Interview transcripts
      • Articles
      • Video recordings
      • Documentaries
      • Visuals: Photos, advertisements
      • Observation notes, field notes
    • What is Data Analysis? Steps of Data Analysis
      • Get to know your data
      • Good analysis starts with getting to know your data very well.
      • Write down your impressions about your data. What can you find so far?
      • Identify your main questions again AND look for answers in your data
      • Identify themes and patterns (look at the language being used, phrases, words, photos etc…)
      • Organize them into coherent cathegories
    • Findings emerging themes and categories
      • Analysis is a breaking up, separating, or disassembling of research materials into pieces, parts, elements, or units.
      • Reread your data and search for types, classes, sequences, processes, patterns, or wholes. Look at your data what emerging themes do you see?
      • The aim of this process is to assemble or reconstruct the data in meaningful or comprehensible fashion (Jorgenson, 1989: 107).
    • Emerging categories
      • Rather than bringing your own assumptions or preconceived categories and themes, you need to reread your data and find themes that recur in your data.
      • So, categories are defined AFTER you worked on your data.
      • Example # 1: What is the benefit of youth mentoring program?
      • Responses to this question were sorted out: Benefits to youth, benefits to family, benefits to community.
      • Example # 2: What makes a quality education program?
      • Responses to this question were sorted out: Staff, relevance, participation, time , content
    • Some key language you can use…
      • The interview results…the survey results…my analysis of media…my analysis on women’s photos….
      • suggest that….reveals…shows…demonstrates…
      • Indicates….
      • Some of the common themes emerging in the data includes:….
      • One of the most intriguing responses that X gave is…
    • Assignments
      • Continue with your data collection
      • When we come back on Tuesday, we will talk more about data analysis, and see sample sample research papers and analyze the data analysis sections