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Collecting Questionnaire and Interview Data: Evaluating Approaches to Developing Digital Literacy Skills

Nix, Ingrid and Hall, Marion (2016). Collecting Questionnaire and Interview Data: Evaluating Approaches to Developing Digital Literacy Skills. SAGE Research Methods Cases, SAGE Publications Ltd, London, UK.

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Abstract

This case study describes a method of collecting data on students’ experiences of developing digital literacy (ICT) skills as part of their course at the UK’s Open University. An online reflective quiz was integrated into three health and social care modules, offering students the opportunity both to reflect on their experience of developing skills, and to give feedback to module authors. To make this quiz engaging and motivate students to complete it we used a variety of question types, including some that were interactive. We also used the quiz, very successfully, to invite students for interview. Recruiting interviewees can be a difficult process, especially with distance learners. Although there was no evidence of higher response rates, there are indications our data quality may be better than often achieved with standard questionnaires. Respondents value the reflective and interactive aspects of the quiz. Some question types, while improving the respondent experience, require extra work to extract data for analysis, but we suggest the effort is worthwhile in terms of the quality of data generated. Our method reaches all students on a module, not just a sample, and allows us to collect longitudinal data from repeated module presentations.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2016 SAGE Publications
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Evaluating Approaches to Developing Digital Literacy Skills (EADDLS)Not SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: Cross-sectional survey; longitudinal survey; questionnaire; Moodle quiz; semi-structured interview, digital literacy, information literacy, ICT, Information and Communication Technology, skills, learning design, e-learning.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Social Work
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 44946
Depositing User: Ingrid Nix
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 09:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44946
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