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Learning and Instruction

August 2007 Volume 17, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Methodological challenges for collaborative learning research

    Jan-Willem Strijbos & Frank Fischer

    Research on collaborative learning, both face-to-face and computer-supported, has thrived in the past 10 years. The studies range from outcome-oriented (individual and group learning) to process... More

    pp. 389-393

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  2. Methodological issues in developing a multi-dimensional coding procedure for small-group chat communication

    Jan-Willem Strijbos & Gerry Stahl

    In CSCL research, collaboration through chat has primarily been studied in dyadic settings. This article discusses three issues that emerged during the development of a multi-dimensional coding... More

    pp. 394-404

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  3. What's in the mix? Combining coding and conversation analysis to investigate chat-based problem solving

    Alan Zemel, Fatos Xhafa & Murat Cakir

    Coding interactional data for statistical analysis presents theoretical, methodological and practical challenges. Coding schemes rely on categories that are decided by their relevance to the... More

    pp. 405-415

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  4. Knowledge convergence in collaborative learning: Concepts and assessment

    Armin Weinberger, Karsten Stegmann & Frank Fischer

    In collaborative learning the question has been raised as to how learners in small groups influence one another and converge or diverge with respect to knowledge. Knowledge convergence can be... More

    pp. 416-426

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  5. The analysis of negotiation of common ground in CSCL

    Pieter J. Beers, Henny P.A. Boshuizen, Paul A. Kirschner & Wim H. Gijselaers

    CSCL research has given rise to a plethora of analysis methods, all with specific analysis goals, units of analysis, and for specific types of data (chat, threaded discussions, etc.). This article ... More

    pp. 427-435

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  6. Applying multilevel modelling to content analysis data: Methodological issues in the study of role assignment in asynchronous discussion groups

    Bram De Wever, Hilde Van Keer, Tammy Schellens & Martin Valcke

    This study focuses on the process, output, and interpretation of multilevel analyses on quantitative content analysis data derived from asynchronous discussion group transcripts. The impact of role... More

    pp. 436-447

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  7. Combining individual and group-level perspectives for studying collaborative knowledge construction in context

    Maarit Arvaja, Hanna Salovaara, Päivi Häkkinen & Sanna Järvelä

    The aim of this article is to identify concepts and methods for studying collaboration in context. The article presents a two-level methodology designed to combine individual and group-level... More

    pp. 448-459

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  8. Coding discussions and discussing coding: Research on collaborative learning in computer-supported environments

    Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver & Rainer Bromme

    pp. 460-464

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