Analyzing chunk pauses to measure mathematical competence: Copying equations using ‘centre-click’ interaction.

Cheng, Peter C-H (2015) Analyzing chunk pauses to measure mathematical competence: Copying equations using ‘centre-click’ interaction. In: Noelle, D C, Dale, R, Warlaumont, A S, Yoshimi, J and Matlock, J (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society., Austin, TX, pp. 345-350. ISBN 9780991196722

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Abstract

Analyzing chunk pauses to measure mathematical competence: Copying equations using ‘centre-click’ interaction.Mathematical competence can be evaluated by analyzing pauses between strokes that occurring whilst an individual copies equations. These pauses provide a temporal signal that reflects the cognitive effort to process chunks. ‘Centre-click’ interaction with a mouse and response grid on a computer display is introduced as new technique for measuring the temporal chunk signal. Alternative pause measures and forms of normalization are explored. It is shown that centre-click copying can be used to measure mathematical competence.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: chunks, mathematical competence, pauses analysis, graphical interface, copying equations, centre-click
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QZ Psychology
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Depositing User: Peter Cheng
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 09:55
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 09:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60865

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