Rhythmic structure in the children’s first handwriting (2014-2016)

Stucchi, Natale (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)


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1.0 - 2017-06-14
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Data are based on an experimental study carried out with the aim of measuring the speed and length of children’s handwriting. 298 monolingual Italian-speaking recruited from different schools in the Milan and Pavia (Italy) areas were tested. They had to write the Italian word “burle” on a digitizing tablet in five conditions: spontaneous, bigger, smaller, faster and slower.


Data are organised in two datasets:

  • the first (Word) includes measurements related to the word as a whole (length, handwriting duration, mean velocity, etc.);
  • the second (Letter) includes single letter duration in the different conditions under which children have been tested.

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Topic Classification:

  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Cover:
    Lombardy: Province of Milan, Province of Pavia

    Geographical Unit: state

    Analysis Unit: individual, event/process

    Universe: Elementary school children (6-10 years old)

    Sample Procedure: 298 individuals. No sampling data

    Weight: No weight used

    Collection Mode: experiment

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 2 dataset in SPSS format (file Word: measurements related to the word as a whole; file Letter: single letter duration); 2 dataset in CSV format (file Word: measurements related to the word as a whole; file Letter: single letter duration); 1 methodological notes file in PDF format (eng); 1 codebook file PDF format (eng) (6 file)


    Codebook (zip):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

    Data Use Restriction:
    Data are released in according to Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 Licence, available here.
    Source Contact: Stucchi Natale - Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca

    Stucchi, Natale. (2014-2016) Rhythmic structure in the children’s first handwriting. Stucchi, Natale [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN180. Data file version 1.0 doi:10.20366/unimib/unidata/SN180-1.0

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