Data Collection Methods Task

Links to Digital Citizenship / Online Safety

Today’s task

Create a questionnaire or survey to ask your classmates about their screen time, including what they access, when and for how long. You should use a range of different question types.

Find a free online survey tool and create an online questionnaire/survey from your questions. You could use Google Forms.

Do Now Starter Task! Researching secondary data collection methods

Go to streetcheck.co.uk and find out about information about your area

https://www.streetcheck.co.uk/

Type in your postcode and find out what is happening in your area. Look at the following categories.

  • Housing
  • People
  • Culture
  • Employment
  • Crime
  • What is nearby

The Big Picture

We have been looking at topic area 3 : Data and Testing.

Previous Lessons : Validation and verification

Current topic : Data collection methods

Lesson Objective / Knowledge Intention :

In this lesson, you will learn about:

  • primary and secondary data collection methods
  • how to collect primary data
  • consider questions using a range of open and closed questions

Lesson Outcome / Knowledge Gained

  • You will be able to use Google Forms or a free online tool for data collection
  • You will be able to use different types of questions
  • You can also use some data validation method

Task : Primary Data Collection

Create a questionnaire or survey to ask your classmates about their screen time, including what they access, when and for how long. You should use a range of different question types.

Find a free online survey tool and create an online questionnaire/survey from your questions.

What questions would you use?

Here are some suggestions

  • Name
  • Age
  • Year group
  • How many hours do you watch TV a day?
  • What is your favourite TV program?
  • How many hours do you play computer games each day?
  • How often do you go online each day?
  • How do you get to school?
  • How would you feel if your phone was lost?
  • Do you think you are addicted to your phone?
  • Do you consider any risks when you go online?
  • Do you believe everything you see online?
  • Would you meet up with someone you are chatting online?
  • Have you ever been bullied online?
  • Do you have social media accounts?

There are many more questions that you could ask.

Think : Which of these questions are open or closed questions? Could I use age brackets?

How can I use data validation? Could I use an age range?

When you have finished, ask other students in your class to complete the form.

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