Quantitative Methods

Since receiving very detailed and verbose feedback from the team at Press Start, I have been beavering away and ‘learning’ – well, copying examples from webpages, books, software, etc – about statistics particular to student testing. I’ve been covering mean values, produced bar charts in Excel with box plots and error bars, I’ve been using independent and dependent paired-t tests. Time to append to my ongoing ‘Professional Update’ activities.

I am far from being an expert, but I at least have the materials and exemplars with which to work if I have the need to do so again.

I have also discovered an interesting programming language – R – suited to data analysis, or more wondrously titled ;data mining’. I plan to put it through its paces with my current S2 class which has just begun its Mars mission.  I am becoming more interested in the use of the pronouns, ‘I’ and ‘We’ in association with collaborative learning with or without the use of a digital game. I will, as always, use Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) as the analytic lens.

More to follow.

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