Replicating the Use of a Cognitive Presence Measurement Tool

Caroline L. Park
Athabasca University, Canada


This paper is a report of the replication of a seminal study on cognitive presence in computer mediated conferencing (CMC) by Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2001). A comparison of cognitive presence coding by three different researchers is also demonstrated. The study re-ignites debates about what constitutes the segment of CMC data to be coded and the objectivity of this type of data.

About the Author(s)...

Caroline Park is an associate professor and research facilitator in the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies at Athabasca University. She is a registered nurse with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Her current research interest is online teaching and multi-disciplinary health teams. Dr. Park may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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