Ch 52: MEGA Middle School Math: Data Collection

About This Chapter

In these lessons, as part of your preparations for the MEGA: Middle School Education: Mathematics exam, you will review the different types of research and data collection. Watch engaging videos to help you refresh your knowledge before taking this teacher certification exam.

MEGA Middle School Math: Data Collection - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you review the different types of research and methods of collecting data as you prepare for related questions about principles of statistics and sampling techniques on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Middle School Education: Mathematics exam. The series of lesson videos in this chapter will explain:

  • Types and methods of survey research
  • Observational and field research
  • True experiments
  • Differences between experiments and observational studies
  • Confounding variables
  • Biases in statistics, polls and surveys

Take the lesson quizzes to determine how much of the material presented in this chapter you remember. After each quiz, look over your results to find topics you don't understand and then use the video tags to return to and study the parts of the lessons that discussed them. Once you've completed all of these lessons and quizzes, take the practice chapter exam to test your overall understanding of the material presented in this chapter.

MEGA Middle School Math: Data Collection Chapter Objectives

Middle-grades math teachers in the state of Missouri are required to take MEGA Middle School Education: Mathematics exam as part of their certification process. When you take this computer-based certification exam, you will have 80 multiple-choice questions to respond to in a 150-minute testing session. Be prepared for 18% of these questions to be about statistics and probability, and some of those questions may focus on data collection. Use this chapter to prepare for questions that ask you about biases in statistics and sampling techniques.

7 Lessons in Chapter 52: MEGA Middle School Math: Data Collection
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Survey Research? - Definition, Methods & Types

1. What Is Survey Research? - Definition, Methods & Types

This lesson explores the ways a researcher may employ the types of surveys used in research. We will also go over the strengths and weaknesses of each type of survey.

How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

2. How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

Psychologists have many different options for where and how to do research. Watch this video to learn more about the difference in field and lab research and the advantages and disadvantages of observational research

True Experiment: Definition & Examples

3. True Experiment: Definition & Examples

A true experiment is thought to be the most accurate experimental research design. Learn more about true experiments from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Experiments vs Observational Studies: Definition, Differences & Examples

4. Experiments vs Observational Studies: Definition, Differences & Examples

There are different ways to collect data for research. In this lesson, you will learn about collecting data through observational studies and experiments and the differences between each.

Confounding Variables in Statistics: Definition & Examples

5. Confounding Variables in Statistics: Definition & Examples

Statistics can be a powerful tool in helping researchers understand and solve problems. However, there are faults that can occur in statistical research. In this lesson, you will learn about one of these faults: confounding variables.

Bias in Statistics: Definition & Examples

6. Bias in Statistics: Definition & Examples

Statistics can be a powerful tool in research. Unfortunately, statistics can also have faults. In this lesson, you will learn about the faults in statistics and how to critically examine potential biases in research.

Bias in Polls & Surveys: Definition, Common Sources & Examples

7. Bias in Polls & Surveys: Definition, Common Sources & Examples

When Mark Twain commented that there were three types of lies, he included statistics in the count. In this lesson, we look at bias, one of the ways in which statistics can mislead, and in some cases, flat out lie to us.

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