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SoTL Research Process

This guide describes the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research process and resources available through the UC Libraries, the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the Institutional Review Board.

Drawing Conclusions from the Data


Given that the study may generate many types of data, both qualitative and quantitative, the analysis approaches may vary greatly. Qualitative researchers typically use multiple forms of data (e.g., interviews, observations, and documents) and may use inductive methods in which they build patterns, categories, or themes from the bottom up. Quantitative data analysis relies on counting and comparison in frequency or differences between variables and utilizes statistical analysis to determine significance. 

The Pell Institute offers a comprehensive guide to the tools for handling quantitative and qualitative data. 

For quantitative data -

For qualitative data -  based on the NSF resource

Another resource for analyzing qualitative data -















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