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Observation resource requirements

Investigator time

Rating Approx. number
of hours

Low

Under 2 hours

Medium

2-8 hours

High

More than 8 hours

 

Observation

  Preparation Implementation Analysis
Investigator time,
skill, and
knowledge

Training or experience in developing observation protocols is helpful.

Hiring staff with appropriate skills
OR
Finding colleagues willing to informally observe.

Acquiring equipment (optional)

Time – Low to Medium depending on experience

Coordinating with additional staff

Time – Low

Training or experience in content, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis (depending on nature of observation data) is helpful.

Time – Low

Additional staff

None

Assistant with training or experience in classroom observation
OR
Colleague willing to observe

Assistant to operate recording equipment (optional)

Verbal feedback from observer to supplement recorded observation.

Student time

None

None

None

Other resources

None

Audio or video recorder (optional)

Audio or video playback device (optional)

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