Throughout the semester, I kept a journal and often took field notes after class and personal notes as Hubbard and Power suggest. I observed my students by listening to their conversation, questions, and interactions. I have also gathered samples of their work and collected questionnaires from my students.
When interpreting the data, I decided not to use methods like coding because I recognized that the complexities regarding language and narratives could easily be lost if I focus on the number of times a word was mentioned. Instead, I focused on qualitative research and took into consideration the context and message a student was trying to convey. I focused on student responses and perceived development throughout the semester.
Below are three example exercises that fall under the respective tenets of my applied framework: