Thesis Research: Data Analysis

During your Data Collection

  1. Conduct a pre-analysis with partial data to pilot your analysis process
  2. Evaluate your analysis plan and the data collection instruments
  3. Build your data analysis formulas so once you have the data, you can paste it in
  4. Be thinking of how you’ll present your data once it is all collected; what types of graphs or tables will depict this data the best?

After your Data Collection

Once your data collection is complete, follow your data analysis plan. Document the process you are following and any deviations from that plan. Explain the reason for the deviation.

As you analyze your data, begin the consider how your qualitative and quantitative data align with one another.