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Designing keystroke logging research in writing studies

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

As typing has become more and more our preferred way of text production, keystroke logging has become one of the major observation tools used in writing process research. It allows for fine grained data collection without intruding into the writers’ activities or influencing the writing dynamics. This article describes how keystroke logging — more specifically Inputlog — can be used in writing process research. We elucidate the research flow, starting from the data collection over the data analysis (including pre-processing and merging), and end with some suggestions on how to report findings using different visualizations. We illustrate this research flow by highlighting a few basic analyses that are provided in Inputlog. The article closes with a brief preview on future perspectives on keystroke logging.
Volume: 1
Pages: 18 - 39
Publication year:2020