I have spent the past bunch of days continuing to develop my code window while also evaluating some of the videos I captured during my pilot study as I am preparing to start the coding process. Here is a brief summary of changes I have made along with a screenshot of my latest draft of my code window:
Structural Changes to my Code Window
- I changed “Exploratory Engagement” from a text label to it’s own separate code. (Even though it activates Positive Engagement and is in that hierarchy, I still think it should be it’s own category.
- I added hotkeys to each of the engagement text labels to make coding easier.
- I unlinked the non-engagement text labels and the Independent Working code. (See my note later about how I want to separate my coding for Engagement and Independence)
- I added a few more text labels to the Independence codes.
New Thoughts as I Begin Coding my Videos:
- Originally I wanted to find a way to add activation/deactivation links between engagement and independence codes so I wouldn’t have to watch the videos twice and code separately. Then I realized that there are just too many different possibilities….just because a student is positively engaging, doesn’t mean the student is doing so independently, so I can’t automatically have an activation link. I think I should keep them separate. If anyone has any thoughts on this, I am all ears!
- Will it be easier to use hotkeys or just to press the code buttons since I have so many codes? Do I have too many codes?
- As I am looking at my videos, I notice it will be very easy to code independence based on my camera angles, but not so easy to code engagement. This process has caused me to rethink the way I will be filming my students for my actual study this fall. I will definitely have to use multiple camera angles (a close up on each student where I can have a clearer view of the iPad screen as well as a wider angle view of the classroom to code independence). Luckily this software allows for coding of multiple angles! (None of my videos meet these requirements, so later into this project I will make my own videos to experiment with this feature).