Some of my closest friends know I'm a SCIENTIST at heart (Kristy Collins from Kids' Tech University), so the idea of data collection to prove my hypotheses is extremely excitng to me! Before you get too excited, I KNOW one set of data does NOT a hypotheses prove. However, it's a START (and that's exciting!!!).
I left my office, immediately tuning my radio to K-Love! I was looking forward to the time of Worship, but I was also curious to see how the traffic would be (and if I would be in a better state of mind to deal with the stress). As I approached the interstate, I could see the traffic was backed up a bit; however, my drive TO the interstate was a piece of cake (which can REALLY be a nightmere some nights). As I sadly pondered the ease of my drive thusfar (although still enjoying the Worship music), I hit the entrance ramp to the Interstate and found a pretty significant backup. I was excited to see I WOULD have a challenge afterall! I pulled out a few articles of interest (I ALWAYS carry articles and books I want to read - JUST IN CASE I'm stuck for a while) in the event I needed them and when I finally made it to the BRIDGE TUNNEL, THIS is what I saw:
CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW CLOSE I WAS!?!?!? OH MY GOSH, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!
I LOL'ed (in case you're not familar with this expression, it means laughed out loud)! You see, I KNOW God has a sense of humor and this was my proof! HE provided me with a good laugh!!!!
In all honesty, we weren't stopped long, so this was NOT a true test of my ability to deal with the stress (while listening to K-Love). But I did enjoy the drive home (and listened to the news while I made dinner!).
I'll continue to provide updates because I know all the scientists can't wait for the outcome!!
(To be certain I was correct, the following definition for data collection was obtained online: Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. The data collection component of research is common to all fields of study including physical and social sciences, humanities, business, etc. While methods vary by discipline, the emphasis on ensuring accurate and honest collection remains the same.)