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.
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?
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?