TCH 539 GCU Extended Learning Beyond the Classroom Research Process Discussion

Analyzing Data

In order to plan for change, data collection and analysis need to take place in the research cycle. The analysis process helps a researcher plan for improvements by answering the vital question, "What does the data reveal?" Professionals may gain a deeper understanding of the learning environment when data is analyzed and combined with research investigations.

Expand the graphic organizer created in Topic 2 and added resources in Topic 3 to analyze your collected data and report on the findings of your data collection.

Include the following in the expanded graphic organizer:

  • Themes or patterns found in the collected data
  • How the information is relevant to the research questions
  • Unexpected information revealed by the data, or additional research questions raised by the data
  • Actionable steps which may be implied or informed by the data