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What keystroke-logging can reveal about writing

Strömqvist, Sven LU ; Holmqvist, Kenneth LU ; Johansson, Victoria LU ; Karlsson, Henrik and Wengelin, Åsa LU (2006) 18. p.45-72
Abstract
Writing is a dynamic activity. In order fully to appreciate that fact, we have to analyse writing as it unfolds in teal time. The present paper gives a bird's eye perspective on the budding paradigm of using keystroke logging as a window on the online process of writing. First, methods and tools for designing writing experiments, recording writing activity, and for analysing recordings of writing activity are reviewed. Second, an overview of different lines of research is presented. Here, rather than attempting an exhaustive review of the state-of-art, we present selective illustrations from four areas of research where keystroke logging by means of the research tool ScriptLog was used as a basis for the analysis of writing: the... (More)
Writing is a dynamic activity. In order fully to appreciate that fact, we have to analyse writing as it unfolds in teal time. The present paper gives a bird's eye perspective on the budding paradigm of using keystroke logging as a window on the online process of writing. First, methods and tools for designing writing experiments, recording writing activity, and for analysing recordings of writing activity are reviewed. Second, an overview of different lines of research is presented. Here, rather than attempting an exhaustive review of the state-of-art, we present selective illustrations from four areas of research where keystroke logging by means of the research tool ScriptLog was used as a basis for the analysis of writing: the contrastive study of speech and writing, the study of learning to write, the study of writing difficulties, and the experimental study of spelling. Also, the combination of keystroke logging with eye-tracking technology is illustrated. The paper ends with a discussion of future directions for research and applications, including test, diagnosis, evaluation, writing support, and a new generation of corpora of computer-logged writing and their use in research and education. (Less)
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ScriptLog, text writing, keystroke logging, production rate, spelling, writing
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Computer key-stroke logging and writing: methods and applications (Studies in Writing)
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Sullivan, Kirk ; Lindgren, Eva ; and
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18
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45 - 72
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Elsevier
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1572-6304
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0-08-044934-4
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English
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yes
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003), Humanities Lab (015101200)
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  abstract     = {Writing is a dynamic activity. In order fully to appreciate that fact, we have to analyse writing as it unfolds in teal time. The present paper gives a bird's eye perspective on the budding paradigm of using keystroke logging as a window on the online process of writing. First, methods and tools for designing writing experiments, recording writing activity, and for analysing recordings of writing activity are reviewed. Second, an overview of different lines of research is presented. Here, rather than attempting an exhaustive review of the state-of-art, we present selective illustrations from four areas of research where keystroke logging by means of the research tool ScriptLog was used as a basis for the analysis of writing: the contrastive study of speech and writing, the study of learning to write, the study of writing difficulties, and the experimental study of spelling. Also, the combination of keystroke logging with eye-tracking technology is illustrated. The paper ends with a discussion of future directions for research and applications, including test, diagnosis, evaluation, writing support, and a new generation of corpora of computer-logged writing and their use in research and education.},
  author       = {Strömqvist, Sven and Holmqvist, Kenneth and Johansson, Victoria and Karlsson, Henrik and Wengelin, Åsa},
  booktitle    = {Computer key-stroke logging and writing: methods and applications (Studies in Writing)},
  editor       = {Sullivan, Kirk and Lindgren, Eva},
  isbn         = {0-08-044934-4},
  issn         = {1572-6304},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {45--72},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  title        = {What keystroke-logging can reveal about writing},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2006},
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