An exploration of tool support for categorical coding

Anjo Anjewierden, Hannie Gijlers

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    Abstract

    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)
    Pages35-42
    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

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008
    Abbreviated titleICLS
    CountryNetherlands
    CityUtrecht
    Period23/06/0828/06/08

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