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6.1 Fulton Vocational

6.1 Fulton Vocational College: Data After a few weeks, people analyzing FVC’s distance learning program have: • Administered three surveys, for faculty members, current students, and students who use DiscoverWeb – the school’s learning management system • Interviewed six administrators one-on-one, to determine their attitudes about distance learning at FVC • Conducted in-person observations of two faculty members using DiscoverWeb, to determine whether it could serve and expanded distance education role They now have a great deal of data, and need to figure out what to do with it. The main question is: How do you make sense of all the data, and report it to the people who need to know? Audio: After a couple of weeks, the people conducting FVC’s needs analysis have collected a great deal of data – from surveys, interviews, and on-site observations. The questions now are: how do you they make sense of all the data they’ve collected? 4

6.2 Objectives In this lesson you will learn how to: • Identify quantitative and qualitative data in the data analysis process. • Analyze data from surveys, interviews and on-site observations. • Use best practices for documenting the analysis results from surveys, interviews and on-site observations. • Structure an analysis report to present your analysis results Audio: In this lesson you will: • Learn about the quantitative and qualitative data and how to process these data categories in the data analysis process. • Learn how to analyze data collected form the methods we saw: surveys, interviews and on-site observations • See how to use best practices for documenting the analysis results from the collection methods we mentioned. • Recommend training and non-training solutions based on performance gaps and training needs identified in the data analysis process. • Finally, you will learn how to structure the analysis report and some tips for writing it properly. 5