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Verbal Protocol Analysis Background    

Verbal and action protocol is of a participant completing Building Stick Tasks (BST) Participant in the task is a child Participant has had some experience with computers Participant has had 6 runs before this run

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Three different sized sticks are displayed at the bottom of the screen o Small, medium, and large sized sticks A “desired stick” length is displayed at the top with a “your stick” length displayed underneath There is a reset button displayed in the middle of screen Objective is to create a stick in the “your stick” row that matches the stick in the “desired stick” row. Participant first selects a stick from bottom and places the stick on the “your stick” row Depending on the size of the stick used as the base, the participant can add or subtract a stick from the “your stick” row o This is done by selecting a new stick from the bottom and then clicking to the right of the “your stick” row Participant can reset the “your stick” row by clicking on “reset” The participant had 4 trials in the run o A trial is completed when a new “desired stick” row is displayed The participant needed to use the reset button twice Participant was unsure at times about which stick to use as the base Verbal utterances were slow at times in between trials o Suggests unsureness in how to approach the problem The 4 trials took about 1 minute 25 seconds to complete

Time

Physical Operators

Verbal Description

0:00:10

Point-to-next-trial, clickOn-next-trial, Point-to-large clickOn-large, point-to-your stick. Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract Point-to-small, clickOn-small Point-to-your stick-right, ClickOnstick-subtract Point-to-next trial, clickOn-next-trial Point-to-large, clickOn-large

I going

0:00:11

0:00:12 0:00:13 0:00:14-0:00:15 0:00:16 0:00:17 0:00:18 0:00:19-0:00:20 0:00:21 0:00:23

To choose the biggest one

And unbuild it with the 2nd biggest one

twice And now the smallest one once and I finished it

And now I’m going to choose


0:00:24 0:00:25 0:00:26 0:00:27 0:00:28 0:00:29 0:00:30 0:00:31 0:00:32 0:00:33 0:00:34 0:00:36 0:00:37 0:00:38 0:00:39 0:00:40 0:00:41 0:00:42 0:00:43 0:00:44 0:00:45 0:00:46 0:00:47 0:00:48 0:00:49 0:00:50 0:00:51 0:00:52 0:00:53 0:00:54 0:00:55 0:00:56 0:00:57 0:00:58 0:00:59 0:01:00 0:01:02 0:01:03 0:01:04 0:01:05 0:01:06 0:01:07 0:01:08 0:01:10 0:01:11

Point-to-your stick, ClickOn-stick-add Point-to-medium clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract Point-to-small clickOn-small Point-to-your stick-right, ClickOn-stick-subtract Point-to-reset ClickOn-reset Point-to-large, clickOn-large Point-to-your stick-right Point-to-medium clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right ClickOn-stick-add Point-to-small clickOn-small ClickOn-stick-add

the biggest one And unbuild it with the 2nd biggest one once twice

And now The smallest one once Now I’m going To reset it I choose the Now I’m Going to choose the 2nd biggest one And use it 2 times Now the smallest One I’m going To use once And I finished that

Point-to-next-trial, click-on-next-trial Point-to-large, clickOn-large Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract Point-to-small clickOn-small Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-subtract

Now I’m going to choose The biggest one And unbuild it with the 2nd biggest one

twice

And now the Smallest one once Hmmm

Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstickNow I’m going to Reset it Point-to-reset, clickOn-reset Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add

And use the 2nd biggest one once twice And now the smallest


0:01:12 0:01:13 0:01:14 0:01:15 0:01:16 0:01:17 0:01:18 0:01:19 0:01:20 0:01:21 0:01:22 0:01:23 0:01:24 0:01:25

Point-to-small, clickOn-small Point-to-your stick-rick, clickOn-stickadd Point-to-next-trial, clickOn-next-trial

Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, ClickOnstick-add Point-to-medium, clickOn-medium Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add Point-to-small, clickOn-small Point-to-your stick-right, clickOnstick-add Point-to-next-trial, clickOn-next-trial

One once And I finished it

Now I gotta choose The 2nd biggest one Use it twice

And use The smallest one Once And I finished it


VPA  

Verbal Protocol Analysis (VPA)

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