Ch 3: Data Collection Methods & Techniques

About This Chapter

If you're a special education teacher who wants to improve your research skills, check out these instructional resources on data collection techniques. Access these lessons whenever you have free time to strengthen your understanding of data collection methods that are commonly used in the field.

Data Collection Methods & Techniques - Chapter Summary

This series of supplemental teaching resources is designed to help special education teachers strengthen their data collection skills in special education research. The chapter's bite-sized lessons are taught by expert instructors who offer insight into several data collection techniques, as well as explanations of different types of data.

Using these teacher resources is simple and convenient. You can access them on any device that has an Internet connection at any time of day or night. The chapter also includes lesson quizzes that can help you verify your understanding of these data collection techniques and methods.

How It Helps

  • Improves research skills: These resources offer strategies to help you apply effective data collection techniques and interpret research data.
  • Builds awareness: You'll become aware of useful data collection methods.
  • Enhances special education instruction: You'll be able to apply these strategies to better interpret research in the field and better understand the needs of your students.

Skills Covered

Upon completion of the chapter, you'll be equipped to:

  • Apply strategies that help you choose the best data collection technique for research
  • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative data
  • Evaluate several methods for collecting data in human growth and development research
  • Use surveys and existing statistics to collect social research data

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Data Collection Methods & Techniques
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique

1. Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique

After figuring out what you are going to study, you, as the researcher, will need to figure out how to study it. This lesson discusses popular ways a researcher can collect data as well as why a researcher would chose a particular data collection technique.

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

2. Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

Qualitative data and quantitative data are both useful in research, but it is important to understand the differences between the two. Learn how to differentiate the two types of data in this lesson.

Data Collection Methods for Human Growth and Development Research

3. Data Collection Methods for Human Growth and Development Research

This lesson will help you understand and differentiate between the methods of data collection that can be used in human growth and development research.

Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

4. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

There are many techniques to collect information from people. In this lesson, we will explore some of the ways a researcher collects data, as well as looking at some of the risks and benefits.

Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data

5. Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explains the primary places a researcher can collect social data from others instead of collecting it themselves. The lesson also reminds researchers of a major pitfall in using other's data.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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