Show simple item record Hara, Noriko 2012-04-06T13:12:49Z 2012-04-06T13:12:49Z 2002
dc.identifier.citation Hara, N. (2002). Analysis of computer-mediated communication using Formal Concept Analysis as a visualizing methodology. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 26(1), 25-49. en
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dc.description.abstract Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is used in different contexts such as business, non-profit organizations, and education and uses different tools such as computer conferencing, e-mail, and groupware. However, it is apparent that the field of CMC lacks established methodologies to analyze the phenomena. This article introduces the use of Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) as a methodology to visualize the data in CMC. FCA is based on a mathematical lattice theory and offers visual maps (graphs) with conceptual hierarchies. Combined with content analysis, FCA is proposed to be a potential method for the analysis of CMC. In this study, three categories (social, cognitive, and metacognitive) from Henri's (1992) model for CMC content analysis were applied to FCA after a previous study used a content-analysis method based on Henri's model to convert the data from a computer conference. The purpose of this article is to provide an example of the application of FCA to CMC and to argue for its potential use for analyzing on-line discourse. Although this article specifically addresses issues related to analyzing data in CMC for education, the methodology is applicable to the analysis of CMC for different purposes. en
dc.publisher Baywood Publishing Company en
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dc.title Analysis of Computer-Mediated Communication: Using Formal Concept Analysis as a Visualizing Methodology en
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