Research brass tacks

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Research brass tacks

  1. 1. Research brass tacks<br />
  2. 2. Keep it simple!!!<br />Clear focus<br />Awareness of limits<br />The more precise the question the more precise the answer<br />BUT … don’t force the answer from the way you ask the question<br />
  3. 3. What sorts of questions?<br />Tick boxes<br />Scales<br />Yes/no (maybe)<br />How many …<br />Why did you …<br />Which of this list …<br />Text box for open response (and of sufficient size for response)<br />
  4. 4. Software<br />SPREADSHEETS<br />Microsoft Excel<br />Google docs<br />Open Office<br />
  5. 5. What do you most want from Adult formation?<br />Deeper understanding of the Liturgy<br />Wider experience of styles of prayer<br />Further Knowledge of the Bible<br />Greater awareness of the Social Teaching of the Church<br />Discussion of Doctrine and Theology<br />Understanding of Contemporary Culture<br />
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  8. 8. Some useful tools<br />There are many organisations and businesses offering online surveys<br />Many will offer a limited free basic service (and hope customers will be so impressed they subscribe)<br />www.surveymonkey.com<br />www.smart-survey.co.uk<br />www.surveymethods.com<br />www.thesistools.com<br />And others<br />
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  13. 13. Task<br />Presentation of research<br />Maximum 20 slides<br />Showing the application of learning to specific Pastoral Mission<br />
  14. 14. Over to you …<br />

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