This week’s drawing I decided to collect qualitative data about my thoughts in reading the paper written by Eynon (2015). In reading the article, I employed a “thinking-out-loud” approach and recorded the thoughts I had, while logging the time points at which I had such thoughts. After the data collection, I developed 5 categories to describe my thoughts, and plotted them as a simple one-dimensional graph. This drawing may have a similar look to week 4’s drawing which aimed at visualising the pattern of my distraction while reading – the data collection method was very different.
On week 4, I employed simple logging by immediately categorising the distraction at the recording stage, resulting in data like “11:40 – non-work, 11:42 – data collection, 11:45 – data collection, 11:55 – work”.
However, for week 5, the data collection was descriptive, leading to data like “5:41 – am I sabotaging my reading by making my data collection this way? amused by myself; 5:44 – any way I can experiment with my data collection exercise?”. The categories were developed after reading through the data once.