At this point I have collected a weeks worth of data, I have found it difficult to collect the data during most subjects but it has been most difficult during math. I have only collected quantitative data so far I am still looking for the time to collect my qualitative data. I have just been using tally marks to collect data at this point and have not figured out a solid way to analyze it. I am planning to use a spreadsheet and some type of graph to analyze my data.
I have recently changed my math time to which makes it more difficult for me to collect data during that time. When I made the plan for the study, I was teaching math whole-class, now I am teaching it in ability groups while my other groups rotate to math work places (games) and IXL math on the computers. This change has reduced disruptions in the class and while I am teaching the smaller groups, they are more focused and therefore those disruptions are greatly reduced. I am thinking that I need to observed during a different time of days and not do math anymore. Any thoughts or feedback would be helpful.
I have my tally sheets and now I am trying to figure out how to organize the data. I am planning to put it into excel so that I can do more with it. I am also planning to begin collecting my qualitative data next week. If anyone has any suggestions on other ways to organize data I am open to suggestions. Also, if there are other great programs besides excel, I would like to hear about those.