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System Log Data

System log data is a step-by-step recording of user interaction with a software program. The level...

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Gill Clough
22 March 2010

System log data is a step-by-step recording of user interaction with a software program. The level of detail recorded is determined by a purpose-built program and can include mouse clicks, menu calls, and all operations on objects. Modelled on a 'record' facility, log data is a useful way of tracking user preferences and navigational choices.

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Gill Clough
2:04pm 22 March 2010


The development of logging software such as Google Analytics has extended the range of information available for evaluative uses. However with such powerful analytical tools now freely available, it is important to plan carefully what data you want to collect, how you are going to analyse it and what exactly you expect it to tell you.

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