1. Identify a theme of your choice. What variables would fully describe the theme? Identify three of the most important indicators for measuring the theme, and write three to five questions for each theme. Develop your questions into a formatted questionnaire. Administer the questionnaire to a few of your friends or colleagues. Ask them to provide feedback on content, flow, and understanding. What important lessons did you learn from this process?

2. Identify a small data set. Summarize the data manually or using a data – analysis software package. Write a short report describing the data in terms of each of the variables. What analyses did you use? What conclusions did you draw from your findings?