Back to work …

Mood:  cool
Now Playing: White Christmas (Dean Martin)
Topic: Data Collection
Well, after my Christmas break I’m back at the OU … whilst the Christmas break may seem long – I seemed to be occupied after New Years doing mostly my PhD work unfortunately (or fortunately). I collected two more observations – so got four more – but have decided to do back any observations where students scored less than 5 – because it’s skewing my data – so that is an additional 2 observations! Oh well, they would have to get done. Also, Allison have put me in touch with 2 students from Cambridge who would be willing to participate in the study – so that’s good. Although Amalia was suggesting that I collect data for the additional 2 persons who were UK students so, that might mean that I need 8 more observations – but would see what happens. I think what I could do for the 2 persons from the UK do the additional 2 observations (that will work as well since I wanted the additional students to do back glass-box and I’m missing glass-box observations for UK students) and let Amalia get me the other 4 and then proceed from there. That might be more useful.

Anyway, analyse my data for 32 students (although 1 will have to drop when I do my final analysis as I lost the voice data for him – got three additional from Trinidad but dropped J. from this analysis because her results were skewing my data) – but analysed it thoroughly – didn’t find any difference however – but will figure what to do about that at some later stage but did write some preliminary analysis and thoughts about it for my PME paper – not sure if it was enough – but will see the comments from the reviewers and see what happens.

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