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Abstract Title: Network analysis of student collaboration
Abstract: How does student collaboration, both within small groups and between these groups, change in an intensive lab setting? We answer this research question by studying the IMPRESS (Integrating Metacognitive Practices and Research to Ensure Student Success) summer experience - a bridge program for first generation college and deaf/hard of hearing students designed to teach them how to reflect on, evaluate, and change their own thinking. The research team collected video data for the entire two week period, capturing small group and group to group interactions from a variety of angles.  We apply social network analysis (SNA), a well suited approach for studying individual student integration into a group as well as the dynamics of the group as a whole, to the video data. SNA uses the notion of nodes and ties to represent students and interactions between them. This method of analysis gives us a way to describe the IMPRESS students' collaboration quantitatively and visually in order to answer our research question.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Building research questions from observational data

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Annie Chase
San Jose State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Justyna Zwolak, Florida International University
IMPRESS Education Research Squad (IMPRESSERS)