Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Otago (UTDG for 2017)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-21
Received: 13 January 2018
Accepted: 4 July 2018
First Online: 21 July 2018
: Sherlock A. Licorish is a lecturer in the Department of Information Science at University of Otago, in New Zealand. He was awarded his PhD by AUT, and his research centres on the use of games in Information Science education. Sherlock’s research involves the use of data mining, data visualisation, statistical analysis and other quantitative methods (e.g. social network analysis, linguistic and sentiment analysis, natural language processing (NLP) and probabilistic modelling techniques). He has also used qualitative methods in his research, including qualitative forms of content analysis and dilemma analysis.Helen Elizabeth Owen is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Otago and an associate editor of Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal . She obtained her PhD in Psychology in 2016 from the University of Otago. Her research encompasses areas of social cognition and forensic psychology, and more specifically focuses on social categorisation, language use and deception detection. She has also investigated the role of persuasive language in consumer decision-making. More recently, she has been researching in the field of human factors, exploring user acceptance of technology and the users’ experiences of expectation violation. She is involved in interdisciplinary projects with Information Science and the Higher Education Development Centre to explore the role of game-based student response systems in student learning and engagement at the University of Otago.Ben Kei Daniel is an associate professor in Higher Education and the convener for Educational Technology for the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research broadly focuses on the examination of the value of Big Data and Learning Analytics in enhancing teaching, learning and research. He is also investigating Data Science approaches for educational research, as well as pedagogical theories and praxis for research methodologies in Business and Academia.Jade Li George is an international consultant in London, UK. She advises and prepares international teachers and support staff for roles in the UK. Jade also previously provided student support and interventions for literacy, numeracy and phonics. Her research work focuses on qualitative data analysis, and exploring the use of game-based student response systems on classroom dynamics and students’ learning.
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