Many times in a conflict, there are three different accounts of what happened: person one's side, person two's side, and the truth. As often as this saying gets made and joked about, it does reveal truth about how perception and truth don't always align. With this thought, I compared students’ perceived participation in a classroom setting in comparison to their actual class participation. Each student will participate in a normal class, while their participation is being measured. They will then take a survey and be re-measured for the same amount of time so that they may be able to more accurately place their perceptions. After all data has been collected, it will be compared to that which was collected the year before in the same manner at a different school. It will be compared through mean, mode, and median.
Buch, Kristin, "Secondary Student Metacognition Compared to Actual Participation in the Classroom" (2012). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 133.