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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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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)
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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