EVALUATING THE AMOUNT OF AUDIO RECORDERS NEEDED IN AN M-TEL STUDY
2011 (English)In: IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 (ML 2011), 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Data collection in M-TEL (Mobile Technology Enhanced Learning) studies is associated with great challenges, as both the learners and data collectors are mobile. The context for M-TEL is in the wild, meaning disturbing sound and noise from the environment, which forces us to re-evaluate how we collect data. The aim of this study was to evaluate how many recording devices are needed when collecting data for a subsequent qualitative analysis of an M-TEL study, in our case interaction and conversation analysis. We have analysed how much of one learner’s speech was recorded by a recording device attached to that learner, and compared this with how much that learners speech was recorded by her peer learners’ recording devices, as well as by a close-up video camera. The paper presents a quantitative analysis of the material from different points of view; consecutive in time, the proximity of the learners, activity of the learners, and a union between dictaphones and/or video and a dictaphone. Our conclusion is that in a group of a number of learners, it is necessary to attach an audio recording device to every learner in order to sufficiently record their speech. A close-up video camera helps in connecting the speech to the activity performed.
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Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-54461DiVA: diva2:394503