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Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

—Paul J. Meyer


Designing your SoTL project - Introduction

Now comes the interesting part – designing a SoTL project of your own!

Many institutions and educational networks provide useful links for planning SoTL research projects, including:

Each of these sites also discusses the types of data collection strategies you might consider, such as:

  • Portfolios
  • Interviews and focus groups
  • Observational research
  • Questionnaires
  • Experiments and quasi-experiments
  • Case studies
  • Secondary analysis of analytical data that may already exist

It is up to you to select the method that best suits your problem and intent.