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Methodological Issues in Computer Transcript Analysis


EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The use of information and communication technology in educational settings is developing rapidly, mainly due to the many assumed benefits relating to the use of computer mediated communication (CMC). Computer conferencing (CC) is considered to be one of the more useful elements of CMC and it is increasingly becoming a significant component in many higher education courses delivered or supported by electronic means. While the literature generally endorses the use of CC in educational settings, many educationalists caution that there is a need to critically examine its role in the development of learning and in the construction of knowledge. The analysis of the transcripts produced by CC provides a unique insight in to the development of leaning in an online environment. Thus the primary aim of this paper is to explore the methodological issues involved in computer transcript analysis, with particular emphasis on the ubiquitous issues of reliability and validity.


Donohoe, A. (2008). Methodological Issues in Computer Transcript Analysis. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3695-3700). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .



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