Data Collection

Through this self-directed module students will utilize the methods of their disciplines and formulate research questions with step-by-step plans for answering them. Students will gain confidence and competency in the systematic collection, organization, and/or visualization of information in order to answer a research question or questions (e.g., surveys or questionnaires; pedagogical experiments; tests and evaluations; interviews; archival work; creating a database of analyzable material; annotated bibliography). Through practical, hands-on experience and reflection, students will develop an understanding of both the process of information management and the pros and cons of different methods of data collection.

Note: Data collection involving human participants must first be approved by the Research Ethics Office.