Complete 6 pages APA formatted article: Lincoln College Review of Instructional Staff. Instructional staff members are tutors who help students to understand various courses that different faculties offer to students. These members are in charge of giving students course materials, discussing the course with the learners in the class, and giving out exams to check the level of understanding of the learners (Allen, 2011). Lincoln College has employed instructional staff so that they may help students who enrol in these courses. The recent review of the instructors by the students indicates that the instructors of the school are above average. However, the review indicates that the performance of the teachers depend on their level of understanding of the course and the number of students that they teach. This paper will focus on analyzing the data that was collected from the student’s review of their course instructors at the college.
Qualitative data is the one that describes a situation in the form of statements without using statistical figures (Nilson, 2003). Quantitative data, on the other hand, is the one that uses statistical figures to describe a condition (Bartos, 2012). The students who reviewed the instructors used both quantitative and qualitative data.
The review used quantitative data to review the instructors on a scale of 1 to 5. where 1 was the lowest while 5 was the highest. For example, students indicated that instructor A taught 3 sections, while tutor B and C taught 6 and 2 sections in that order. The numbers of sessions that each instructor taught is a statistic hence a quantitative data (Mondschein, 2011). Another example of the quantitative data includes the number of students who enrolled and those who withdrew from the three courses.
The students used qualitative data in the comments section where they gave opinions about the teacher. An example of the qualitative data in the review of the first instructor is the point in which a student argues that the instructor explained the subject finely.