Hello and welcome back to APDD! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday from class and now you are ready to resume APDD.
Let's revise a little bit! APDD stands for Accumulating Personality Data Design, which is where we organise data based on personality, and slap it onto a chart to represent the demographics of the modern day's culture of personality and attributes. I'm sure you all have remembered that, but do you remember what an APDD investigation is..?
We went into it very briefly on one module in the previous course, so I don't expect any of you to give me, in detail, the definition of an APDD investigation. So, that is what we will be focusing on in this course; APDD investigations, or APDDI for short.
You should also expect a lot more homework this term! As you are now above the newer students to APDD, you are almost infinitely more responsible. I expect all homework to be turned in by the next one or two modules when I set it.
The Brief Steps Of An APDD Investigation
Welcome back, class! Today we'll be going through the brief steps of an APDDI. Please do not expect much, as this is one of your first proper lessons and you are just beginners to this course. Alright, let's get started!
1. Brainstorm ideas for a subject for a flowchart! You may not remember, but from the previous course we briefly went over how to think of ideas for a subject for a flowchart. There are many methods to do this, but the main one you should use as a beginner is scribbling down anything that you think is interesting, such as your hobbies: football, basketball, colours, whatever! Whatever you think is interesting and deserves more statistics about.
2. Create the flowchart! This is possibly one of the most fun steps in the process of an APDDI. Remember to make the flowchart make sense in the way that the words are laid out and the sentence structures. The presentation also matters; the colours and shapes should look orderly so it appeals to the individual who is taking the flowchart.
3. Share the flowchart! Show it to friends and/or family, or share it on social media and websites to promote your flowchart so other people can take it too.
4. Make a poll for the flowchart! Make a poll for the people who have taken the flowchart, so they can pick which end task they got. A website I recommend for polls is https://strawpoll.com/. You could include the link to the poll in the description of the flowchart. Remember to set the poll to only people who take a direct link to the poll can take it.
5. Make a chart out of the results! Before doing this, you should wait a week or two for the results to come in and settle. You don't want to make a chart out of a poll which only has a few votes.
6. Make a conclusion! Make a conclusion from the chart by writing a few paragraphs about outliers, gaps, frequency, etc.
We will be going through all of these steps in detail, which equals to at least seven modules in this course (including this one and the 'Welcome Back' module). Please revise these steps and topics at home as you will need to know them for the end of term test(s) which may seem some way away, but are still approaching very fast.
1 - Brainstorming Subjects
Welcome back, class! Today we will be looking at the first step of five in the APDDI process: Brainstorming ideas for a subject.
First off, what is a subject?
Well, you should know as you revised for it for the Introduction to APDD Exam. However, a subject is the main idea of a flowchart; the starting task. As you may remember, my example flowchart from the first course had the title 'What Colour Are You?'. That was the subject of the flowchart!
So how do you brainstorm ideas for a subject? We went over it in the last module, but now I'll explain it in a lot more detail.
1. What are your hobbies? Interests? [Extra-curricular] activities that you do? All of these things you could include in your flowchart subject.
2. Scribble them down. As you write them (for example, drawing) the words may link to other activities (for example, animating). This is how we APDD students develop ideas for a subject, originated from a hobby or something they enjoy.
3. Try and find your best ideas for a subject. Ask yourself these questions while sorting them out: Will my flowchart subject benefit people in a positive way? Will my flowchart subject appeal to other people, or the majority? Try and ask your subject ideas this and corner them down to three or four until you have a rough idea of your flowchart subject.
4. Find your flowchart subject! Rough ideas could be: What type of personalities enjoy football? Do more women or men enjoy golf? These are all rough ideas, so clean them up to produce a flowchart subject that seems interesting enough to build up on.
Finally, you have your desired flowchart subject! The next step will be making the flowchart...
Creating The Flowchart
Hello and welcome back, class! Today we will be focusing on creating the flowchart.
In the last course we dedicated at least two modules to it, the reason being because flowcharts are one of the most important steps on an APDDI.
Alright, let's jump right into it!
1. Create the template. When creating your own flowchart you will have to make your own template. Remember, presentation is key. If you like you can make the tasks be in symmetry with eachother.
2. Fill the tasks in with texts. The start connects to the other tasks, which repetitively connects to other tasks until you get to the end.
3. Colour the tasks in! This is probably the most fun part of producing the flowchart. What I like to do is make tasks slightly change shade as they go down.
3 - Sharing The Flowchart
Hello, class! Today we will be focusing on sharing the flowchart. This step isn't that hard as the others, but we're going to be taking a deep look into it anyway.
1. Be confident about your flowchart. Everyone has those moments where they think they're not good enough, but you will have to build up that confidence by focusing on yourself if your self-esteem is being butchered by others. Switch off the TV, look away from the laptop and maybe even unfollow some of your favourite and inspirational APDD students if you can bring yourself to do it. You have to focus on you, and only you.
2. Show it to friends and family! If you're not uncomfortable with it, show your friends and family your flowchart and keep record of their results.
3. Share it with the internet! Share your fantastic flowchart on your social media or even a APDD group on GoConqr. Again, remember to keep track of their results.
4 - Making A Poll
Hello, class! Today we'll be looking at making a poll.
1. Collect the end tasks from your flowchart. Go back to your flowchart and write down all the end tasks.
2. Make your poll. A website I would recommend is http://strawpoll.com. Name your poll the subject of your flowchart, and then set the options as the end tasks. You should then set your poll to 'Private', meaning that only people who have direct links to the poll can take it.
5 - Creating A Chart
Hello, everyone! I hope you all revised from the last few lessons because we are nearing the end of this course. Today we will be focusing on creating a chart!
1. Wait a week or two for the results of the poll to come in. You don't want to only wait a few days and have a couple votes! Wait at least a week to have a solid, static amount of votes on your poll.
2. Choose which type of graph you will use for your chart! A bar chart is probably the safest choice, and most used in the APDD community, being easy to figure out and read. A pie chart is also very simple and neat, I would recommend it to people who only care about the overall data. A line chart is useful for showing trends, for example 'Do more women or men enjoy golf in the last two years?'. There any many other types of graphs but those three I would recommend the most.
3. Create the chart! This step is very straight forward and you will have to figure out most of it by yourself. I would recommend doing the chart traditionally (AKA on paper).
Your homework task is to create a chart with data I have given you.
1. Download or screenshot this image: https://postimg.org/image/1ab597pvmz/ The subject was 'Which Colour Are You?', referring back to the example flowchart I made in the first course.
2. Make a chart with the data. It can be any chart, I don't mind which one.
3. When you have finished, become a member of this group: https://www.goconqr.com/en-GB/groups/65081 We will get back to you as soon as possible with the invite.
4. Comment your chart or link to your chart using http://postimages.org on https://www.goconqr.com/en-GB/status_updates/8691084.
6 - Making A Conclusion
Hello, class! Today we will be learning about making a conclusion after creating a chart from the data we have collected.
1. A sentence starter you could use for starting off a conclusion is 'My subject of my flowchart was _______.'. You can then explain the steps you took, such as creating the flowchart, sharing it, making the poll, creating the chart and then getting to this point in the APDD Investigation.
2. Talk about gaps, overliers and frequencies in your chart. Unfortunately, these terms are a bit too advanced and I will be saving them for the next course.
3. End the conclusion by saying what you think the data could be useful for, and if you enjoyed doing the investigation or not.
Now people have made conclusions out of their data, what do they do with it now?
People of the APDD community usually pass on their data to the founder / current owner of APDD, which is me. I then store the data on another private website.
APDD Investigation Exam Revision
Hello class and welcome to the APDD Investigation Exam Revision module.
It is, once again, nearing the end of the term, and that is equivalent to two exams.
One is a quiz, and the other is making a flowchart fully produced by yourself!
As you can see, these exams are going to be some fun and I can't wait to see the results of your exams.
Please revise for these exams as they are approaching quickly.
The next two modules are going to be for the quiz, and the one after that will be dedicated to the flowchart exam.
Again, please revise and study. Thank you.
Submitting Your Quiz Exam
1. Become a member of https://www.goconqr.com/en-GB/groups/65081.
2. Comment your score on the test on https://www.goconqr.com/en-GB/status_updates/8692634. DO NOT lie, I will be looking at the statistics of the results anyway to check.
APDD Investigations Flowchart Exam
1. Create your flowchart. Your flowchart will be completely, 100% made by you and only you. The subject can be on anything you like, as long as it is sensible and reasonable.
2. Become a member of this group: https://www.goconqr.com/en-GB/groups/65081. We will reply as soon as we can with your invite.
3. Comment your finished flowchart exam on https://www.goconqr.com/en-GB/status_updates/8692646.
Congratulations, you have finished all of your due exams!
Goodbye and Farewell!
Hello, once again! I just wanted to say goodbye to everyone who has taken this course, and farewell. It has been lots of fun teaching for the last two terms and I am very excited to start up the next course next term, which will be named 'APDD Chart Basics '. There I will teach more complicated APDD techniques and more specifically, the basics and fundamentals of charts and graphs. I hope to see you there! Goodbye, and farewell!