Road to good data

I was trying to this activity with my eleventh graders today: how do we get to good, useable data? I did with a road map — see example below — but next time I want to do it as chutes and ladders to create a better sense of things that set you back and things that advance you quickly. Chutes and ladders also builds on the idea that some of the search process is about luck, although as this podcast underscored, it’s not about luck so much as preparation.