Where to Begin?

I began by finding transcriptions that had been previously coded by my advisor, Professor Aday, and by MANOS member, Kristin Giordano ( ’14). Using the original, non-coded version of the same transcription went through and coded the data myself.

To do so, I highlighted parts of the dialogue with different colors, each corresponding to the different elements as so:

Domain Elements (D)–Red

Task Elements (T)–Purple

Resource Elements (R)–Green

Activity Elements (A)–Blue

By comparing my coded version to the one coded by Professor Aday and Kristin, I learned how to identify the elements of DTRA more easily. These identification exercises are beneficial because they are a chance to see how well I understand the definition of each element or figure out how I can better define each element in order to identify them more easily.