An exploration of tool support for categorical coding

Anjo Anjewierden, Hannie Gijlers

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    In this paper we explore tool support for categorical coding of verbal and chat data. We consider tool support for manual coding, automatic coding by learning algorithms, and derive at a socio-technical approach in which human coders and learning algorithms together address the coding task. Given that a literature study suggests researchers devise, adapt and refine a wide variety of coding schemes, a categorization support system should handle and accommodate user defined coding schemes. Based on these ideas a prototype of the ChatIC tool was developed and evaluated with three coding schemes. For two coding schemes a sufficient inter-rater agreement between a human coder and the learning algorithms was reached.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCre8ing a learning world
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS '08, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 23-28, 2008
    EditorsPaul A. Kirschner, Frans J. Prins, Vincent Jonker, Gellof Kanselaar
    PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2008
    Event8th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008: International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    NameACM conference proceedings series
    ISSN (Print)1573-4552


    Conference8th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008
    Abbreviated titleICLS


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