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Table 3 Data Sources for Research Questions

From: Design and investigation of cooperative, scaffolded wiki learning activities in an online graduate-level course

Research Questions Data Sources
1. How did students participate in the cooperative wiki learning activities? • Blackboard-aggregated participation data (number of words modified by students) • Blackboard-archived modification history by students • Part of an open-ended questionnaire responded by four volunteer students, regarding their participation in the wiki activities • The final versions of all the wikis
2. Was students’ participation in the wiki learning activities related to their course performance? • Students’ numbers of modified words in wikis • Students’ course grades (excluding a group-based grade)
3. How did students perceive their learning experiences with the wiki activities, in terms of the activities’ purposes, scaffolding strategies, and issues? • Part of an open-ended questionnaire responded by four volunteer students, regarding their experiences with the wikis • Students’ end-of-semester written reflections (a course assignment), in case a student reflected on the wiki activities