Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction by Paul CairnsResearch Methods for Human-Computer Interaction by Paul Cairns

Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction

EditorPaul Cairns, Anna L. Cox

Paperback | September 15, 2008

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Human-Computer Interaction draws on the fields of computer science, psychology, cognitive science, and organisational and social sciences in order to understand how people use and experience interactive technology. Until now, researchers have been forced to return to the individual subjects to learn about research methods and how to adapt them to the particular challenges of HCI. This is the first book to provide a single resource through which a range of commonly used research methods in HCI are introduced. Chapters are authored by internationally leading HCI researchers who use examples from their own work to illustrate how the methods apply in an HCI context. Each chapter also contains key references to help researchers find out more about each method as it has been used in HCI. Topics covered include experimental design, use of eyetracking, qualitative research methods, cognitive modelling, how to develop new methodologies and writing up your research.
Anna L. Cox is Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at the UCL Interaction Centre, University College London.
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Title:Research Methods for Human-Computer InteractionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.51 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521690315

ISBN - 13:9780521690317

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Controlled experiments Ann Blandford, Anna L. Cox and Paul Cairns; 2. Questionnaires, in-depth interviews and focus groups Anne Adams and Anna L. Cox; 3. Eyetracking in HCI Natalie Webb and Tony Renshaw; 4. Cognitive modelling in HCI research Anna L. Cox and David Peebles; 5. Formal analysis of interactive systems: opportunities and weaknesses Michael Harrison, Jose Creissac Campos and Karsten Loer; 6. Using statistics in usability research Paul Cairns and Anna L. Cox; 7. A qualitative approach to HCI research Anne Adams, Peter Lunt and Paul Cairns; 8. Methodological development Ann Blandford and Thomas Green; 9. Theoretical analysis and theory creation Alan Dix; 10. Write now! Harold Thimbleby; 11. Applying old research methods to new problems Paul Cairns and Anna L. Cox.

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"... eminently useful for classroom use but could also stand as a professional reference or refresher."
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