How can we use technology to be more innovative with our research methodology?

Breathalyzer – Dr. Julie Croff
Hacked Ed – Toby Brown
Create 3D models of regression planes – Dr. Mwarumba Mwavita
Faculty and students discussing research ideas on this blog!

What would you add to the list?

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3 responses to “How can we use technology to be more innovative with our research methodology?

  1. Susan November 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I’m excited to work with the new Mixed Methods software our college has purchased licenses for!

  2. Zarrina December 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Exciting forum! Interesting ideas!

    Dr.Mwavita’s idea about 3D regression model made me think that the 3D technique can be possibly applied in qualitative research methods classes as well. Making sense of qualitative data is usually a very complex analytical process. Assessing accurately how students undergo this process is challenging within the scope of a single course. Usually, students are required to work with their own data sets and present end results of that process. The whole data sense-making process remains hidden to course instructors.

    Laurel Richardson (2003) offers crystallization as a helpful metaphor for understanding ways of qualitative data analysis, as crystallization allows for refracting light on and through the data set. She teaches us, “What we see [in the data] depends on our angle of repose” of the whole data set (p. 517). Can 3D data crystallization project be one of the students’ assignments to help them represent their data as a whole, reveal their thought-process in refracting light from different angles of their data set/crystal, and thus demonstrate explicitly their acquisition of data analysis skills?

    Reference used:
    Richardson, L. (2003). Writing: A method of inquiry. In N. Denzin and Y. Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed.) (pp. 499 – 542). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  3. Sheri Vasinda December 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I just ordered Digital Tools for Qualitative Research by Paulus, Lester, & Dempster. Still in pre-release. Hope it comes over winter break!

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