Analyzing Group Interaction and Critical Thinking in Threaded Discussions
|Allan Jeong, Ph.d.|
Instructional Problem: Designing Group Discussions
|Best choice of technology?|
|Best designs & strategies?|
|Assess quality of discussions?|
|Assess group processes?|
|How can we answer these questions?|
How do we begin to search for answers to these questions?
What types of interactions might we see in group discussions?
Which group interactions are of most interest or most important?
Focus of Research Study
|Methods of analysis?|
|What critical thinking events occur?|
|What event sequences (or patterns of interactions) can we find?|
|What outcomes follow interactions?|
Data Source & Collection
The Group Discussions
Analyzing Event Sequences
Results: Event Frequencies
Results: Events by Thread Level
Two-Event Transitional Probabilities
State Transitional Diagram
Event Pairs & Thread Length
Examining & Testing Models of Critical Thinking
of Critical Thinking
Directions for Future Research
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