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Experimental Psychology

March 22 and 29, 2006
Lecturer:
Bo Schenkman
Purpose:
To give a brief overview of experimental psychology and a background to experimentation in HCI.

Moment objectives

After the moment the participants shall

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. present the outlines of an own experimental study in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.

Overhead slides (pdf)

 

Literature

Additional readings for those who are interested:

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