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Analyzing Student Problem-Solving Behavior in a Step-Based Tutor and Understanding the Effect of Unsolicited Hints

Abstract Lots of previous studies have analyzed human tutoring at great depths and have shown expert human tutors to produce effect sizes, which is twice of that produced by an intelligent tutoring system (ITS). However, there has been no consensus on which factor makes them so effective. It is important to know this, so that same phenomena can be replicated in an ITS in order to achieve the same level of proficiency as expert human tutors. Also, to the best of my knowledge no one has looked at student reactions when they are working with a computer based tutor. The answers to both these questions are needed in order to build a highly effective computer-based tutor. My research focuses on the second question. In the first phase of my thesis, I analy... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Ranganathan, Rajagopalan (Author) / Vanlehn, Kurt (Advisor) / Atkinson, Robert (Committee member) / Burleson, Winslow (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational technology / Computer science / Hinting Policy / Meta Hints / Problem-Solving Behavior / Step-Based Tutor / Unsolicited Hints / Verbal Protocol Analysis
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 70 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Computer Science 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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