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- Heather A Piwowar 08:17, 15 June 2010 (EDT): Nice summary, Sarah. Very readable, good level of detail.
re: annotation fields
- Heather A Piwowar 08:30, 15 June 2010 (EDT): Looking forward to seeing your pilot data. Seeing example records will help us refine the list of annotation fields.
- Sarah Judson 21:27, 17 June 2010 (EDT):I sent you the revised spreadsheet.  it is as well. It has a row for your comments.
re: suggestions on annotation software
- Heather A Piwowar 08:25, 15 June 2010 (EDT): There are various software packages out there for text coding and analysis: atlas.ti, nvivo, hyperresearch. They could help to make results more navigable, though the process is less transparent to outside collaborators than extraction into a database. Do you know yet what you would want from the software, to help decide whether one of these packages would be a good fit?
- Sarah Judson 21:27, 17 June 2010 (EDT):I'm going back and forth on this. For now, I'm doing manual extraction and it's going alright. As Valerie is also seeing, there aren't consistent enough hits with the same keywords. Maybe towards the end all look into these to "objectively" recode/test my data. We'll see. Any suggestions on which ones are easy to use and good for coding short excerpts (like 10 relevant sentences extracted from an article manually, rather than a whole article scan but that could be fun too). I'd like to learn the software and would if this was a long term project, but just don't want to waste the time coding and prepping the data...that itself can take 2 months from my past experience!
- Valerie Enriquez 10:03, 29 June 2010 (EDT): Hi Sarah. I've hosted my updated spreadsheet here. I hope it is helpful to you.
Preliminary presentation notes
- Valerie Enriquez 15:56, 1 July 2010 (EDT): I do like the level of detail you go into for your research questions and methods. I know we're supposed to shift our focus more on motivation than methods, but your questions do provide a lot of context. You mention side by side graphs. Are you planning on adding those to your slides or is this going to be for the analysis post-Knoxville meetup? I think it would be really neat to see them then though. I'm still trying to sort out the best ways of visually representing my own findings since a lot of it still seems more like subjective description as opposed to quantitative analysis.