ITX3000 – Le2 (21Feb2016)

  1. Objectives:
    • WK2 – Data Gathering Methods (note p.16 – )
  2. Content
    • University education training for lifelong benefits
      • Hypothesis
      • Literature reviews
      • Collect data (Chapter 2 & Chapter 3 of ITX3000)
        • Verify you theories repeatedly after findings
        • Methods: observation / interviews / questionnaires / focus groups;
      • Result -> OK / Failure
      • Conclusion
    • eg. buy strong stocks and sell weak stocks (when market up or down?); what is strong and what is weak stocks;
    • Key issues: Setting goals -> pilot studies -> relationship with participants (eg. informed consent form: agree to provide information )
    • Triangulation: more than one collection technique is used to prevent biased data;
    • Data recording: better with summary of data gathered and feedback to users;
    • Data gathering methods: when doing a research, then *define and introduce, compare and contrast the 5 methods (7 parts), and *discuss your method selection decision;
      • Surveys / Interviews / Contextual inquiry / Focus group / Observation;
    • Interviews: 1-2 interviewees; isolated environment rather than users’ workplace;
    • Focus group: prepare objectives and question list to guide discussion;
    • Observation: biased performance of interviewee under pressure of observation;
    • Discussion about data gathering for LINC sample;
      • Importance – Design -> Evaluation (initial pilot study);
      • Procedures:
        • Gathering requirements and data
          • Data gathering with clear goals;
          • Pilot study / Triangulation;
          • Design guidelines -> requirements;
  3. References
  4. Follow-ups
    1. Point elaborate in paragraph: Topic sentence + definition + explanation + how + suggestion + examples;
    2. Develop reflective sentences every time;
    3. Market / Industry trends every weeks;
    4. Jobs / study news every two weeks;
    5. Pros and Cons, Compare and contrast of data gathering methods;
    6. Labor Union of  Shipping / LC – quick gathering knowledge;
    7. Thinking way: Ask why about theory…
    8. Mindsets of some people who did not receive university education -> hypothesis and subjective with their assumption -> as without learning process about literature review and collect data…
    9. Analysis of SWOT for yourself every 6 months;
ITX3000 – Le2 (21Feb2016)

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