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Collecting Survey Information for Circle Projects

Students often develop surveys for their Circle projects. Sometimes they are about sensitive issues that students can only answer honestly if they are assured that their responses will not be identified with them.

For example, you might want to have students write their responses to the questions without names and place them in a sealed envelope or in a box that has been taped closed. Then, one or more students can tally the results directly into a document or datafile on the computer.

There are a number of ways to collect class data for less sensitive but still unmarked responses. For simple yes/no questions or choice questions that are not private, you can put up a tally sheet on the bulletin board. If you are worried about students entering multiple responses, you might try using small stickers in two types. These could be used to visually identify male vs. female responses. You could give each student the gender appropriate stickers in sets which allow one sticker for each question.



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