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- March 22 and 29, 2006
- Bo Schenkman
- To give a brief overview of experimental psychology and a background to experimentation in HCI.
After the moment the participants shall
- be able to design a basic experiment in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, where both technological and psychological variables are included,which entails that they shall
be able to identify different orientations within psychology
be able to apply parts of experimental psychology to issues of Human-Computer Interaction.
- be able to analyse studies within Human-Computer Interaction concerning design, selection of analysis and quality, which entails that they shall,
be able to use a number of different concepts in experimental design such as dependent and independent variables, reliability, validity, factor and control.
- present the outlines of an own experimental study in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.
Carlson, N., Buskist, W. & Martin, G. N. (2000). Psychology: the Science of Behaviour: European Adaptation. Chap 1 and 2 (pp 2-63). Stencil.
McBurney, D.H. & White, T.L. (2004). Research methods. Thomson/Wadsworth, 6th ed. Chap 5, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 14 Stencil.
- Winer, B.J, Brown, D.R. & Michaels, K.M. (1991). Statistical Principles in Experimental Design. 3rd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill. Chap 1. Introduction to design, pp. 1-11. Stencil.
Additional readings for those who are interested:
Sarle, W.S. (1996). Measurement theory: Frequently asked questions. URL: ftp://ftp.sas.com/pub/neural/measurement.html
Skitka; L. J. & Sargis, E.G. (2006). The Internet as psychological laboratory. Annual Review of Psychology. Vol. 57, 529-555. Stencil.
Sternberg, R.J. (2005) Cognitive Psychology. Thomson/Wadsworth, 4th ed. Chap 1, pp 1 – 27. Stencil.
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