In research, gathering data is only half the battle. Analysis – figuring out what the data means – is the other half.
Throughout this course, you’ve been studying different research methods, and considering which method would best suit your research question. In other words, you’ve been thinking about the best way to gather data to answer your research question.
Now it’s time to consider what you would do with all that data you gathered. Different research methods tend to lend themselves to different kinds of data analysis.
Using your research question, how would you propose to analyze your data? Would you use qualitative or quantitative analysis? What correlations, trends, or occurrences would you look for?