- background of students
- self-reported personal info
- perceptions + responses
- “map of (learning) activities for a week”
- Content analysis
- text, audio, video…
- Artifacts from class
- student-producced work during individual and group project tasks
- Video recording of discourse – later analysis
- Observation of class activities
- anthropological description of interactions as culture
- Course portfolio
- vision, design, enactment, outcomes, analysis
- for/by instructor or students
- structured or open-ended/ethnographic
- individual, pairs or groups
- Focus groups
- Secondary analysis of existing data
Application fo multiple methods to refine the research question. – may start with a broad question, have students do a survey. responses may identify further questions and/or refine the original one. Follow up with additional methods as appropriate.
Survey –> Interviews/Focus groups/Observations/Artifacts –> ?
Scholarship as more than just reflection or “highlighting our practice” – investigating practice not just sharing what was done. Not just documentation & showcasing!
Must be grounded in critical reflection, not just journal-writing.
Must use systematically and strategically gathered evidence.
Important to do SoTL in context of disciplinary communities rather than as a generic central “performance” improvement model. How to do both? Role of TI?