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## 6.3 Purpose of analysis

6.3 Purpose of analysis Image of instructional designer thinking (random person) Image of data Instructional designers have to analyze the data collected in order to make sense of it. • Evaluate performance gaps • Determine if training is needed • Determine which is the most appropriate training solution • Objectives of the training Audio: In order to make sense of the data collected, instructional designers follow the analysis process. By analyzing their data they are able to evaluate performance gaps and determine what training and nontraining solutions can be used in order to close these gaps. Moreover, they will be able to determine which is the most appropriate training solution and what the objectives of this training can be. For this purpose, it is necessary to know what types of data that can collect. 6

6.4 Quantitative vs Qualitative data From each data collection method we can collect several types of data. Two main categories of data are the Quantitative and Qualitative data. Click on the links to learn more. Quantitative data • Data in numerical form. • Can be put into categories(e.g. “yes”, “no” answers), or in rank order(“disagree,” “neutral,” “agree”). • Can be used to construct graphs, tables and calculate percentages. • Typically collected from closed-ended questions in surveys and interviews. • Easy to analyse. Qualitative data • Data not in numerical form - descriptive(transcription, writings, notes). • Can be used to create lists of issues and present quotes. • Typically collected from open-ended questions in surveys and interviews or through observations. • Analysis is difficult and requires technics such as sorting responses to open questions into broad themes - coding. Audio: From each data collection method we can collect several types of data. Two main categories of data are the Quantitative and Qualitative data. For an instructional designer, it’s important to know what to do with each of them so that he knows what is the most appropriate way to analyze and document the data. Click the links to learn more. 7