e-Field Notebook

e-Field Notebook


You have had experience creating traditional field notebooks. In this lesson, you’ll have a chance to create an e-field notebook, or electronic field notebook. Before you do so, however, you should review traditional notebooks and then take a look at how to do an e-field notebook.

Bowie and Zoey’s Field Journal

How is the information organized in this journal?



Are there any dates provided? Is this a good thing? Why or why not?



Are there any times recorded? Is this a good thing? Why or why not?



What type of information is provided?



Are there any pictures? What kind? Are they hand-drawn or photographs?



How is this journal like one that you would do for field research? How is it different?




e-Field Notebook Slide Show

What kind of information do you need to gather and record for your e-field notebook?



What are the advantages and disadvantages of using these electronic tools to record observations versus traditional methods used in the field?



Would a hybrid model of using both traditional and electronic methods be an advantage when recording observations in the field?





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