GIS for writing: Applying Geographical Information Systems Techniques to Data Mine Writings' Cognitive Processes
2007 (English)In: Writing and Cognition: Research and Applications, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007, 83-96 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
This chapter presents the use of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for data mining and visualising information about cognitive activities involved in writing. The information can be collected from various sources, such as keystroke logs, manual analysis of stimulated recall sessions and think-aloud protocols. After an introduction to the GIS, an English as a foreign language (EFL) writing session is used to explain how to create the various GIS layers from the different information/analysis sources, and show how they can be easily data mined using the GIS techniques to improve our understanding of the cognitive processes in writing. The illustrative graphs used to provide an insight into the methodology are based on keystroke-logged data, manual researcher-based analyses and coded stimulated recall data that were collected after the writing session. Also a tool for visualisation and data mining, the GIS technique can support analysis of the interaction of cognitive processes during writing focusing on the individual writer, differences between writers or the writing processes in general. Depending on the research question, GIS affords the possibility to aggregate data to the level of writers, de-aggregate data in any way chosen or display data as attributes of individuals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. 83-96 p.
, Studies in Writing, ISSN 1572-6304 ; 20
Languages and Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18221ISI: 000274236700006ISBN: 978-0-08-045094-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-18221DiVA: diva2:157894