Embracing Student Subjectivity: Using Q Sorts in the ClassroomI think this is more accurate - and more interesting - than titles I've used in the past (e.g. "Adapting the Q Sort Research Methodology for Instructional Purposes"). I'm also quite proud of my poster if only because I managed to build an interactive component into it, something I've yet to see in an AERA poster.
I'll have pizza statements that people can move around the Q sort board in the lower left-hand corner of the poster.
I also just realized this is my first blog post for 2017 - quite a long hiatus. However, this does not represent my LiveCode work over the past four months. I've been involved in many LiveCode projects, including updating my video analysis tool and building an agricultural education prototype. So, there is lots to write about in the coming weeks and months.
The topic of this post is about some of my latest Q sort app development work. I've field tested my Q sort app and emerging instructional strategy many times over the past few months, most notably in an undergraduate course in environmental health. Here's a quick reminder of what the app's home screen looks like:
The app and my approach have worked very well. But, one thing I have found myself needing is an instructor version of the app to be able to do the following things:
- Demonstrate for students how a Q sort works, but not have the data for that demonstration uploaded to the server.
- Analyze any given Q sort without actually completing the sorting activity myself.