International Conference on Collaboration and Technology

CRIWG 2012: Collaboration and Technology pp 145-152

Time Series Analysis of Collaborative Activities

  • Irene-Angelica Chounta
  • Nikolaos Avouris
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33284-5_13

Volume 7493 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Chounta IA., Avouris N. (2012) Time Series Analysis of Collaborative Activities. In: Herskovic V., Hoppe H.U., Jansen M., Ziegler J. (eds) Collaboration and Technology. CRIWG 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7493. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Analysis of collaborative activities is a popular research area in CSCW and CSCL fields since it provides useful information for improving the quality and efficiency of collaborative activities. Prior research has focused on qualitative methods for evaluating collaboration while machine learning algorithms and logfile analysis have been proposed for post-assessment. In this paper we propose the use of time series analysis techniques in order to classify synchronous, collaborative learning activities. Time is an important aspect of collaboration, especially when it takes place synchronously, and can reveal the underlying group dynamics. Therefore time series analysis should be considered as an option when we wish to have a clear view of the process and final outcome of a collaborative activity. We argue that classification of collaborative activities based on time series will also reflect on their qualitative aspects. Collaborative sessions that share similar time series, will also share similar qualitative properties.

Keywords

time-series collaboration classification logfile analysis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene-Angelica Chounta
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Avouris
    • 1
  1. 1.HCI GroupUniversity of PatrasGreece