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Integrating content analysis and social network analysis for analyzing asynchronous discussion forum

Erlin, Erlin and Yusof, Norazah and Abd Rahman, Azizah (2008) Integrating content analysis and social network analysis for analyzing asynchronous discussion forum. In: Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, pp. 1621-1628. ISBN 978-142442328-6

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631996

Abstract

Asynchronous Discussion Forum (ADF) is now regularly as a component of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) and take a central place in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). However, it is apparent that the field of CMC or CSCL lacks established methodologies to analyze it. This paper discusses the problem overview and offers a solution concept to integrate between Content Analysis (CA) and Social Network Analysis (SNA). This approach is proposed as a potential method to analyze not only the communication transcripts but also the communication structures of interaction during discussion. It filters unrelated messages from the discussion content, before being analyzed by SNA. A more reliable and meaningful result is expected from this approach.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-142442328-6; International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim; Kuala Lumpur; 26 August 2008 through 29 August 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords:cesium alloys, distributed computer systems, electric network analysis, graph theory, information technology
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:12602
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:14 Jun 2011 05:25
Last Modified:14 Jun 2011 05:25

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