Analyzing the Evidence

At this point in the project, it is time to analyze the evidence that you have collected. This analysis will provide answers to the questions that you posed in the beginning of the project. Again, the analysis tools that you choose should fit the questions that you asked, and the data that you collected.

Analytic tools to consider:

  • close reading
  • thick description
  • compare against a rubric
  • develop categories and chart patterns
  • code content
  • thematic analysis
  • statistical analysis