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Ch 51: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection

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Explore the engaging video lessons in this chapter to learn about data collection as you get ready to take your NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test. If you need any further assistance, you can submit your questions to our experts, and they will help as they are able.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection - Chapter Summary

Watch the video lessons in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of data collection while preparing to take your NMTA Middle Grades Math test. The lessons explore this math topic in depth, which can help you feel prepared to answer the following types of questions on your test:

  • Defining and analyzing methods of survey research
  • Understanding how observational and field research are used to collect data
  • Analyzing bias in polls and surveys
  • Getting the gist of confounding and bias in statistics
  • Understanding experiments vs. observational studies

The instructors in the video lessons guide you through each method to ensure you know how to use each effectively as you prepare for the exam. Videos are presented in an engaging manner so you not only learn the materials comprehensively, but also have fun during the process.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Math test gauges your understanding of the subject matter to ensure you're prepared for math teacher licensure and classroom instruction in New Mexico. The NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection chapter covers topics that are found in the statistics, probability and discrete mathematics section of the test, which constitutes about 25% of the total exam. You can watch the video lessons in this chapter to learn more about data collection so you'll feel confident in your ability to answer related questions on the exam. You can also take self-assessment quizzes to test your comprehension of the materials and answer questions similar to those you'll find on test day.

The questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Math test are all multiple-choice and typically take the form of short paragraphs, questions or sentences. Each question is followed by a set of four answers, one of which you will be required to choose as the best option.

5 Lessons in Chapter 51: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
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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

Experiments vs Observational Studies: Definition, Differences & Examples

3. 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 & Bias in Statistics: Definition & Examples

4. Confounding & 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 research.

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

5. 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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