CCSE Reading Group: Handbook Chapter 7 – Qualitative Methods for Computing Education

Issued: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:25:00 BST

Words from Quintin:

I think the slant of CCSE’s research may be more quantitative and it is good for us to read this paper.  I’ve certainly found it interesting/challenging!  I suggest undertaking one or more of the following activities as you read the paper, to help in making the ideas real for your own research:

  1. Identify a possible qualitative research study in your area before you start reading the chapter, write it down, and keep a record of how it evolves as you read the chapter.
  2. Pick a qualitative study that you have already completed, and see how the text suggests ways that you could have improved your study.
  3. Identify one important misconception you had about qualitative research that was highlighted by reading the chapter.
  4. Consider how the chapter has affected, if at all, your view of your own research.

I think the paper does require some investment - 1-2 hours prep if you take questions like these seriously.