So for my project I selected the data collection topic from days 1-3. I chose this topic because I found most of the topics and lessons in Unit 5 to be thoroughly confusing and ineffective for teaching data collection. In my opinion the entire unit should be removed and replaced with a more straight forward data collection program such as SPSS. Then allow the teachers to formulate lessons around available real world data sets to demonstrate the need and importance of data collection in the computer sciences.
As for this lesson, I found the students would frequently forget to log their impressions at the appropriate time. Either waiting to do them from memory in class the next day or forgetting them entirely. This of course corrupts the data stream as it then relies on their memory of how they thought they felt at that particular point in time. Since only 6 of the students faithfully filled out their journals during the trial period, no conclusive theory could be formed on how they felt during a specific time of day so we were not able to track any trends. Unfortunately this was to be indicative of the entire section. Expressing my frustration with my colleagues at one of the co-horts revealed that they too had experienced similar difficulties and many had simply skipped the section entirely. I hope my honesty here will be taken into consideration.