Under this menu header we provide a variety of resources which relate to the analysis of the data that you have collected in the previous research phase. Each of the following links will lead to a database which assembles information for that specific theme within this research phase. The explanation given for each theme is meant to guide your research but also help you locate the appropriate database for your contributing records. In addition, for each theme we have a comment area where you can leave a note pertaining to a particular resource recorded in the database.
For instructions on how to enter a record into one of the databases listed below please see this page.
Discourse – analysis of protocols of spoken utterances by individual learners perhaps recorded as 'think-aloud' protocols and the development of coding schemes for achieving this.
Writing – analysis of student's written linguistic output.
Drawing – analysis of students pictorial or diagrammatic/graphical output.
Multi-source data – synchronising for combined analysis, say, video of a learner with audio recording of spoken comments, plus screen capture of his or her interactions with computer.
Social network – analysis of data derived from social network sources eg second life movements and avatar-avatar interactions.
Interobserver agreement – methods for assessing the reliability, between human coders, of coding schemes for observed behaviour occurrences, linguistic events in discourse or dialogue, e.g. kappa statistic.
Data visualisation – use of data visualisation methods eg interactive 3D scatterplots, multivariate plots, etc.
Educational data mining – re-use of legacy data (e.g. learner-TEL system interactions) to answer new research questions using data mining approaches (statistical, machine learning, etc).