Physics Education Research Conference
"The Practice of Analysis as a Window on Theory"
August 6-7, 2003
Monona Terrace Convention Center - Madison WI
Call for Data Analysis Consultation Presenters
Data Analysis Consultation
Data analysis consultation sessions provide presenters with
an opportunity to seek advice on data analysis. Presenters should
not plan to present preliminary conclusions; rather, they should
expect the audience members to provide insights and advice regarding
emergent patterns and themes in the data as well as alternative
methods of analysis. Data can come in several forms (e.g., no
more than one page of transcript, one minute of video, ten student
written responses, etc.). The goal is for participants to learn
analysis techniques from each other, and thereby make their theoretical
assumptions explicit to each other.
Call for Presenters:
If you would like to make a data analysis presentation, please
submit a proposal to one of the conference organizers by April
28, 2003. In the proposal:
- State 2 or 3 questions about data analysis that will be addressed.
Questions should be narrowly defined and intimately tied to the
data being presented.
- Identify the specific data that will actually be used in
the presentation. Data to be shared may include field notes (maximum
2 pages), interview transcripts (maximum 1 page), audio and/or
video tapes (maximum 1 minute), and archival and site documents.
- Recall that presenters should not plan to present preliminary
conclusions. Rather, their purpose should be to seek advice on
Data analysis presentation guidelines are as follows:
- 5 minutes to describe the nature of the research (1 minute),
provide context (1 minute), and present the specific data analysis
questions to be addressed (3 minutes).
- 5 minutes for the audience to read or watch the data
- 20 minutes for general discussion guided by the session organizer.
Audience members provide insights and advice regarding emergent patterns and
themes in the data as well as alternative methods of analysis. Presenters
must prepare 40 copies of written data sources or select a few minutes of
audio and/or video data to share with the audience. Please note audiovisual
equipment needs in your proposal.
Abstract for Data Analysis Consultation Session.
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Michael C. Wittmann
Department of Physics and Astronomy
5709 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono ME 04401-5709
tel: 207 - 581 - 1237
fax: 207 - 581 - 3410
Rachel E. Scherr
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742-4111
tel: 301 - 405 - 6179
fax: 301 - 314 - 9531
Last updated 2003.07.28