Supports for Novice Researchers

Supporting Creative Collaboration in Research 

The focus is on providing a writing assistant tool for researchers as this is a major part of any academic work. It takes a non linear approach to writing, where the author is free to connect ideas and lay them out in a manner that makes sense to themselves. These ideas can then be but into a hierachy in order to create the document structure and output the basic document. see site for more details [CAWriter]

This will be conducted using a Participatory Action Research approach, utilising Participatory and User Centered Design models.

People: Jake Byrne, Brendan Tangney


Byrne, J. R., & B. Tangney (2012).  “CAWriter” a Computer Supported Collaborative Tool to Support Doctoral Candidates Academic Writing: A Pedagogical and Human-Computer Interaction Perspective. (Juan A.A.Daradoumis T.Roca M.Grasman S.E.FaulinJ., Ed.).Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications.. 181-205.

Byrne, J. R., & B. Tangney (2010).  CAWriter: A CSCW/CSCL Tool to Support Research Students’ Academic Writing. Proceedings of the BCS HCI2010 Conference. 458-462.