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Direct from the source: the value of 'think-aloud' data in understanding learning

  title={Direct from the source: the value of 'think-aloud' data in understanding learning},
  author={Kirsty Young},
  journal={The Journal of Educational Enquiry},
  • Kirsty Young
  • Published 26 June 2009
  • Education
  • The Journal of Educational Enquiry
The use of verbal data to supplement data obtained through other research methods has been found to provide extensive insights that are not evident when one removes the student voice. This paper examines the use of the think-aloud method to collect relevant and useful data and to enhance data collected through other research methods. It provides an overview of the method and discusses its limitations. This paper also examines the analysis of data produced from think-aloud protocols and… 
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Digital Natives: Effective Information-Seekers or Lost in the Woods.
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Analysing screen-capture recordings to explore user-experience with Web sites
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Quantifying Qualitative Analyses of Verbal Data: A Practical Guide
This article provides one example of a method of analyzing qualitative data in an objective and quantifiable way. Although the application of the method is illustrated in the context of verbal data
Using Think-Alouds to Examine Reader-Text Interest
Using multiple measures, this two-part investigation examined what text characteristics readers considered interesting and uninteresting, the relationships among these text characteristics, and how
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Three major findings related to use of hypermedia systems during project-based learning are discussed: progressing from data-driven to goal-driven approaches was critical to developing coherent project ideas, and consolidation of information resources with project methods and rationales was challenging for learners.
Investigating the thinking processes of eighth grade writers during the composition of a scientific laboratory report
This study examined the thinking processes used by 16 eighth grade science writers during laboratory report writing and explored the possibility that writing can contribute directly to science
Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data
Since the publication of Ericsson and Simon's work in the early 1980s, verbal data has been used increasingly to study cognitive processes in many areas of psychology, and concurrent and
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Thinking Aloud: Insights Into Information Processing
John W. Payne Duke University Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data, rev. ed., by K.A. Ericsson and H.A. Simon. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993. 443 pp. + liii. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $19.95. The