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A New Method for Analyzing Patterns of Interaction

American Journal of Distance Education Volume 13, Number 2, ISSN 0892-3647


Using software and a coding system developed by the author, the text of all spoken and written discourse was analyzed from four face-to-face (FTF) courses and two courses taught via computer-mediated communication (CMC). Results indicated that interaction patterns in the CMC courses resembled discussion, whereas patterns in the FTF courses resembled recitation. Problems with both are examined. (Author/AEF)


Hillman, D.C.A. (1999). A New Method for Analyzing Patterns of Interaction. American Journal of Distance Education, 13(2), 37-47. Retrieved August 18, 2019 from .

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