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ERIC Number: EJ1014302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
Keystroke Logging in Writing Research: Using Inputlog to Analyze and Visualize Writing Processes
Leijten, Marielle; Van Waes, Luuk
Written Communication, v30 n3 p358-392 Jul 2013
Keystroke logging has become instrumental in identifying writing strategies and understanding cognitive processes. Recent technological advances have refined logging efficiency and analytical outputs. While keystroke logging allows for ecological data collection, it is often difficult to connect the fine grain of logging data to the underlying cognitive processes. Multiple methodologies are useful to offset these difficulties. In this article we explore the complementarity of the keystroke logging program Inputlog with other observational techniques: thinking aloud protocols and eyetracking data. In addition, we illustrate new graphic and statistical data analysis techniques, mainly adapted from network analysis and data mining. Data extracts are drawn from a study of writing from multiple sources. In conclusion, we consider future developments for keystroke logging, in particular letter- to word-level aggregation and logging standardization. (Contains 5 tables, 7 figures, and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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