Evaluation-Workshops on the DDP-Documentation-Model

On February 24th as well as on March 2nd and 4th the project has held two workshops with researchers to evaluate parts of the domain data protocols developed. Both workshops were organized by Qualiservice Bremen and the Center for Teacher Training and Education Research (ZeLB) with support from GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences. On the initial day, we generally introduced the concept of DDPs and our development of data protocols for the educational research domain. Afterwards, researchers evaluated the coversheet of the DDPs, i.e. the individual information on a project and its data relevant to specify a data protocol for a particular project. Researchers’ subsequent feedback revealed, among other things, ambiguities in the processing. At the end of this first workshop day, we gave researchers our DDP model on data documentation according to the specification of their project and its data in the coversheet. 

On March 2nd, researchers working with quantitative data as well as employing mixed method approaches met again to discuss their experiences on working with the DDP model on data documentation. In parallel, researchers dealing with quantitative data met again on March 4th. On both days, researchers provided their feedback in group discussions, talking, e.g., about some lack of guidance on qualitative data or terminological issues. In sum, participants highlighted in particular the utility of the model to document data for their own research. The next workshops to evaluate our developments will be organized in the second half of 2021.