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The analysis of negotiation of common ground in CSCL

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Learning and Instruction Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


CSCL research has given rise to a plethora of analysis methods, all with specific analysis goals, units of analysis, and for specific types of data (chat, threaded discussions, etc.). This article describes some challenges of CSCL-analysis. The development of an analysis method for negotiation processes in multidisciplinary teams serves as an example of how these challenges occur in practice. Results reveal a number of tensions with regard to establishing reliable coding procedures without compromising validity, such as how to define codes, and rules for applying codes. The discussion offers some guidelines for content analysis of CSCL-data.


Beers, P.J., Boshuizen, H.P.A., Kirschner, P.A. & Gijselaers, W.H. (2007). The analysis of negotiation of common ground in CSCL. Learning and Instruction, 17(4), 427-435. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 22, 2023 from .

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