The "Alice Project"

A 10th Grade Honors English Tour of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Analyzing the Numbers at the Mid-Way Point November 19, 2009

Filed under: Observations,Week 3 of the Project — Christian Long @ 1:16 pm

While this is an ever-evolving set of #’s and stats, here is what we have so far as of 12 noon CST, 11/19.

A couple of questions running through Mr. Long’s head:

  • On a simple level, what does any of this mean?
  • Do ‘page views’ have any real relevance as a raw #?  And do they provide ‘context’ when put in relation to what a team has in terms of # of published posts and comments?  Is this a distraction? Or does it suggest that cross-linking, commenting, and even Mr. Long’s ‘req’s’ is responsible for page views? Or is it somewhat cloudy math if certain teams have been ‘on’ their site more than others?
  • Since this is a 6-week project with ONE deadline, what does a statistical analysis of it mean at the half-way point? Does it inspire?  Does it provide something tangible for the students or a visitor? Does it skew the process? Does it muddy the waters?
  • What impact has Mr. Long’s ‘inconsistent’ involvement — i.e. commenting on some blogs, but not others — have on the following stats?
  • And better yet, what would ultimately determine what ‘success’ means for any individual team and all 13 teams as a whole?

Rules/Expectations that may give context to what follows:

  • The project lasts for 6 weeks
  • There are 13 student-team blogs of 4-5 students each
  • Every student must write 12+ individual blog entries (that are a minimum of 2 paragraphs, each of 7+ sentences)
  • Every student must leave 15+ comments across the other 12 blogs (and may comment on their own as they see fit)

Stats at the mid-way point:

  • Total Published Posts on all 13 blogs: 358
  • Total Published Comments on all 13 blogs: 640

Blog #1:

  • Total # of Views: 1,476
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 22
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 59

Blog #2:

  • Total # of Views: 967
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 28
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 69

Blog #3:

  • Total # of Views: 905
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 26
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 60

Blog #4:

  • Total # of Views: 694
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 21
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 58

Blog #5:

  • Total # of Views: 1,196
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 42
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 72

Blog #6:

  • Total # of Views: 645
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 26
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 45

Blog #7:

  • Total # of Views: 723
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 27
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 29

Blog #8:

  • Total # of Views: 734
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 27
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 76

Blog #9:

  • Total # of Views: 1,900
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 40
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 42

Blog #10:

  • Total # of Views: 728
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 12
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 26

Blog #11:

  • Total # of Views: 678
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 23
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 40

Blog #12:

  • Total # of Views: 526
  • Total Published Posts on this blog: 26
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 37

Blog #13:

  • Total # of Views: 442
  • Total Published Posts on this blog:12
  • Total Published Comments on this blog (including members of this team and visitors): 27
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