RSCH 8460 Walden Module 3 Data Collection Instrumentation Discussion 1

Discussion 1: Data Collection Instrumentation

You have your research problem, your study’s purpose, and appropriate research questions. What kinds of quantitative and qualitative data do you need to address your questions? How will the data be generated, gathered, and recorded? What tools will you use with which participants, when, where, and how?

For example, how will the participants complete and return items, such as quantitative surveys or questionnaires? How will you collect observation data or qualitative interview data? Who will collect the data: You as the researcher or someone else (business personnel, health teams, school personnel)? Who owns the data? What permissions are needed to access different measures?

Are you hoping to use the Participant Pool? If so, what do you need to do to get access? Are you going to use online surveys, and if so, what platform? You face a number of design choices as you construct or revise your data collection tools.

To prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this module, including those in the Course Toolbox (especially the practice IRB pieces file and the Research Design Alignment file)
  • Think about how you plan to collect data for your Final Project.

By Day 4 of Week 6

Post a 5- to 6-paragraph analysis of the instruments you plan to use to collect your data. What you develop and use will depend on the design of your mixed methods study; not all of the listed items will be included in every study. Describe the elements appropriate to your work, including:

  • Interview protocol, if applicable, and how it was or will be developed, including what research question(s) it will address, and how you ensure reliability and validity.
  • Observation protocol, if applicable, and how it was or will be developed, including what research question(s) it will address, and how you ensure reliability and validity.
  • Potential survey or assessment instruments with appropriate citations giving credit to the originators. Describe any adaptations to the instrument you might need to develop.
    • Provide data that justify the reliability, and validity of the instrument (it is important to report actual coefficients and from multiple studies).
    • Identify the variables the instrument measures (operationalization).
    • Explain where the data will be obtained to assess each variable in the study.
    • Describe how scores are calculated, and what the scores mean.
  • Additional sources of data, such as documents or public records.
  • Plans for adapting, amending, or developing an instrument or protocol. If you plan to develop any data collection tool, indicate your plans for testing reliability and validity.
  • Existing (archival) data if you plan to use it. Explain how you will obtain the data, how they were created or collected, and evidence of validity.

You are encouraged to post portions of your data collection tools, including the procedures describing how they will be used.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


7 Responses to “RSCH 8460 Walden Module 3 Data Collection Instrumentation Discussion 1”

  1. 866497 250472Hello there! I could have sworn Ive been to this weblog before but right after checking through some with the post I realized it is new to me. Anyhow, Im certainly glad I found it and Ill be bookmarking and checking back often! 740162

  2. 31129 243408Hiya. Really cool website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Fantastic .. I will bookmark your web website and take the feeds additionallyI am pleased to uncover numerous beneficial data here within the post. Thank you for sharing 342065

  3. 379037 820904hi!,I like your writing so a whole lot! share we communicate far much more about your article on AOL? I require a specialist on this area to solve my dilemma. May be thats you! Searching forward to see you. 466163

  4. buy proviron says:

    481246 954506Fantastic blog here! Also your web site loads up rapidly! What host are you making use of? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as rapidly as yours lol 962883

  5. 35490 957284Real great data can be located on internet blog . 126075

  6. 890899 615019Admiring the time and energy you put into your blog and in depth details you offer. Its great to come across a blog every once in a whilst that isnt the same old rehashed material. Wonderful read! Ive bookmarked your site and Im adding your RSS feeds to my Google account. 397568

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: buy backlinks | Thanks to webdesign berlin, House Plans and voucher codes