Computer keystroke logging is an exciting development in writing research methodology that allows a document's evolution to be logged and then replayed as if the document were being written for the first time. Computer keystroke logged data allows analysis of the revisions and pauses made by authors during the writing of texts. Computer Keystroke Logging and Writing: Methods and Applications is the first book to successfully collect a group of leading computer keystroke logging researchers into a single volume and provide an invaluable introduction and overview of this dynamic area of research. This volume provides the reader unfamiliar with writing research an introduction to the field and it provides the reader unfamiliar with the technique a sound background in keystroke logging technology and an understanding of its potential in writing research.
Insights from Keystroke Logging and Handwriting
Observing writing: Insights from Keystroke Logging and Handwriting is a timely volume appearing twelve years after the Studies in Writing volume Computer Keystroke Logging and Writing (Sullivan & Lindgren, 2006). The 2006 volume provided the reader with a fundamental account of keystroke logging, a methodology in which a piece of software records every keystroke, cursor and mouse movement a writer undertakes during a writing session. This new volume highlights current theoretical and applied research questions in keystroke logging and handwriting research that observes writing. In this volume, contributors from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, modern languages, and education, present their research that considers the cognitive and socio-cultural complexities of writing texts in academic and professional settings.
In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research
In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research

Abstract

This subchapter provides an introduction to the possibilities and limitations of digital tools for recording of writing processes, a comprehensive framework in which the digital tools that are explained further in the subchapters are integrated and a critical perspective to the characteristics of the tools, their usage and related automatic analyses is provided. The study of writing using digital tools not only has a role to play in the shaping of a comprehensive theory of writing, but also a role to play in the development of new didactic approaches to the teaching of writing and the encouraging of language awareness. The research presentations in the subchapters are read by considering both the research implications and the didactic implications of the research tools for writing processes.

In: Writing and Digital Media
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Observing Writing
In: Observing Writing