chapter  5
Data, Data, Data
Issues and Possible Conflicts
WithAbrams Sandra Schamroth, Chen Xiaojun June, Downton Michael P.
Pages 27

In addition to addressing Big Data, Chapter Five focuses on the challenges of collecting, examining, and accurately reporting data in light of stakeholders’ priorities for data use, as well as ethical guidelines. Reporting data accurately while protecting participant information requires attention to detail, an unbiased approach to examining the data, and a willingness to honor the contract established with participants and the school. Overall, stakeholders must understand the implications of their individual and collective choices regarding the information they directly and indirectly gather, as the data may influence perspectives of educational practice and inspire educational reform.