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The Data Collection Process and Notions of Self Concept

a) Describe how a tool will be used in the data collection process related to one type of need. Different type needs will require different data collection methods.

b) Describe a time when you tried to bring about a change in your self-concept and were not successful in doing so. Summarize the guidelines for improving self-concept and explain how each might apply to a change in self-concept. If you applied these guidelines, how might you be more effective if you attempted to create the same change in your self-concept today? What is the most significant thing you have learned from this assignment?

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Hi there,

Thank you for your patience. In this particular task, you are being asked to do 2 specific things - a description of the data collection process and a reflection on your notion of self concept. Since you did not denote a particular project for task 1, I am assuming that these are all in general terms. I suggest this simple outline:

1. Data - what it is all about - 100 words
2. Different methods and choices - 150 words
3. On Self concept - 150 words
4. Reflection on personal change - time period, why ineffective - 150 words
5. Effective change strategies - 150
6. What you learned - 100 words

This outline should yield around 800 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Data Collection

Undertaking research means observing phenomenon and studying the elements that are part of or contribute towards that phenomenon. For example, if you are going to or are interested in studying the measurement of academic achievement in a particular class, then you need to collect the grades as well as reports on students of that class over a time period for the purpose of comparison and eventual measurement of achievement over time. These grades and reports are data - they are values of variables that belong to a set of items. They are raw since they are unprocessed - a collection of numbers. When processed they in turn represent values of variables relevant to the study. Numbers are quantitative data, ideas, words and text data - they are qualitative because they are representations of ideas and concepts that detail the phenomenon under investigation.

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The data collection process and notion of self concepts are examined.