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What goes on in a meeting? An empirical study

Abdullah , Nik Nailah Binti ; Tomadaki, Elia; Scott, Peter and Honiden, Shinichi (2008). What goes on in a meeting? An empirical study. In: 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2008), 23-26 July 2008, Washington, D.C..

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Abstract

Our work concerns investigating and establishing a method of analysis for analyzing videoconferencing meetings. We introduce the method in progress. It is derived from two cognition theories: situated cognition and the hierarchy of learning and communication focused on these ideas: conceptualization, external/internal stimulus, and context marker. The method is used during several stages within an emergent coding. The combined method provides as a guideline on what to look for in meetings. The aim from using the method is to explain what goes on in a meeting?. We illustrate a step-by-step description of how the method was applied in a naturalistic event concerning a group of people discussing animation recorded via the FlashMeeting videoconferencing system. We show the results. In parallel, a lexical analysis was conducted as validation to the results. Then we report on frequent acts, meeting phases, topics of discussion and emotions, which explicate what happens in the meeting.

Item Type: Conference Item
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Extra Information: Proceedings of 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2008) (ISBN 978-0-9768318-4-6; Copyright © 2008 by the Cognitive Science Society, Inc.)

Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 26073
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 10:47
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 10:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26073
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