1. Introduction to Collect This!!!
Welcome to Collect This!! A free online tutorial that will help you develop your data collection skills for your coursework studies, projects, and dissertations. The tutorial looks at quantitative and qualitative data collection, with some practical examples and advice on effectively collecting data.
Who is the tutorial for?
It's designed to help students in higher and further education who are undertaking data collection and analysis activities for their coursework studies, projects, and dissertations.
What does the tutorial cover?
The tutorial is divided into the following sections:
- Introduction to data collection
- The Research Process
- Suggested Scenarios
- Collecting your data
- Using and presenting your data
What does the tutorial involve?
You can work through the whole tutorial by selecting the next button at the bottom of each screen, or use the table of contents in the left margin to skip to a section. Helpful hints, tips and references can be found under the menu on the left and change according to the content on each page.
A note on style and navigation
You can change the font styles, size and colours according to your preferences using the settings on your web browser.
To navigate through the tutorial, please use the Back and Next buttons on the bottom left of the page. Any links to websites, examples, and references used in this tutorial do not open in a new window, so you need to use the Back button in your browser to return to the tutorial.
If you are accessing this tutorial from a mobile device and haven't been automatically forwarded to the mobile friendly version, please access the mobile version from this link.
OK, let's get started!