Learning Activity #5: Individual Data Collection Analysis
We casually use observational data routinely in our day-to-day personal decision-making. It involves basing decisions on what we have observed. But what about a formal observational study? Can it provide the type of data necessary to facilitate effective decision-making? Design and conduct a simple observational study to consider this question. In a 3-4 page paper:
? Summarize the observational study
? Evaluate the information collected
? Research the positive and negative aspects of observational data
? Correlate the information from your research to what you experienced as part of your study
? Provide a final analysis/recommendation regarding the use of observational data.
? Provide at least three sources. Citations to the video, textbook, Bible, and dictionary should be provided on top of the required three sources. The Bible should not be listed in the References page, but does have to be cited in-text.
? Use the Paper Writing rubric provided in the syllabus to ensure you have met all the criteria.