Document Analysis

A sample of online reflective journals maintained by graduate Residents is examined over the course of the academic year.

Data Analysis

Descriptive statistics is used to summarize findings regarding characteristics of activities and participants. As appropriate, measures of central tendency and frequencies are used to report descriptive data.

Qualitative data collected through interviews, focus groups, observations, and document analysis is analyzed using an approach that closely follows methods explicated by Miles and Huberman (1994)*. This approach emphasizes identifying categories and themes in individual data sources, summarizing data across instruments and sites through the use of data displays, and constructing broad causal and other conclusions

Data Collection Schedule

All interviews and/or focus groups take place twice a year, near the end of the fall semester and during the spring of each year of the project, with adjustments as needed to maximize opportunities to meet with respondents based on scheduling and project activities.

All observations are scheduled with GK-12 Transforming Experiences staff in advance of the activity. The observation schedule is adjusted as needed to accommodate scheduling of project activities and other site visits.

*Miles, M. B. & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook (2nd edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.