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Using edit distance to analyze card sorts
 

Summary: Using edit distance to
analyze card sorts
Katherine Deibel,1
Richard
Anderson1
and Ruth Anderson2
(1) Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
(2) Department of Computer Science, University of
Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Abstract: Card sorts are a knowledge elicitation technique in
which participants are given a collection of items and are asked to
partition them into groups based on their own criteria. Information
about the participant's knowledge structure is inferred from the
groups formed and the names used to describe the groups through
various methods ranging from simple quantitative statistical
measures (e.g. co-occurrence frequencies) to complex qualitative
methods (e.g. content analysis on the group names). This paper
introduces a new technique for analyzing card sort data that uses
quantitative measures to discover rich qualitative results. This

  

Source: Anderson, Ruth - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences