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about using data for an observation. You may chose to write about cognitive, socio-emotional, or physical development  I. Title Slide II. Observation Purpose  – Identify something you would like to observe about a child aligned

about using data for an observation. You may chose to write about cognitive, socio-emotional, or physical development  I. Title Slide II. Observation Purpose  – Identify something you would like to observe about a child aligned

 about using data for an observation. You may chose to write about cognitive, socio-emotional, or physical development 

I. Title Slide

II. Observation Purpose  - Identify something you would like to observe about a child aligned to  cognitive, socio-emotional, and/or physical development. Explain how it  relates specifically to one of those three. Define the developmental  area, discuss developmental stages/benchmarks, 

III. Observation Context/Setting  - Explain the context and why you want to observe the target student  (this student may be in a video, at home, etc.). This is where you  include some information about the child – gender, age, etc. and include  specifics about where the observation is taking place…a classroom,  day care, playground, park, home, etc. as well as the activities going  on during the observation. Include the video link if you observed a  child online. If you observed a child in-person, include the city,  state, etc.

IV. Type of Data – Explain how you could  collect quantitative data and qualitative data and which you prefer and  why. Explain what each type of data is, include examples related to  your own observation, and analyze advantages and disadvantages of each  of them. Will you be using an observation chart or anecdotal records?  Which is quantitative and which is qualitative?

V. Data Plan  - Include an actual chart or checklist to show your data  collection/observation plan.  Or, if using anecdotal records, explain  how you will use them and for how long, etc. Include observation data  that you actually collected while doing your observing. Whether  you use a checklist or anecdotal records, your data should show  alignment to the body of literature about your selected developmental  area aspects (e.g., cognitive, socio-emotional, or physical). 

VI. Analysis of Data and the Plan  -  Analyze your collected data. What did you learn about the child and  his/her (cognitive, socio-emotional, or physical) development from your  observation? Analyze and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your  observation plan. 

VII. Conclusion  - Reflect about what you learned and write a conclusion. Reflect about  what you learned about creating a solid observation plan, selecting an  observation tool (qualitative or quantitative), etc. How did this  process help you understand more about child development (cognitive,  socio-emotional, or physical).

VII. References – include a reference page/slide with complete APA style references