Research and Scientific Methods in HCI
2014-2015 - IMT4014 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge

  • deep knowledge of tools and methodologis for quantitative research in Human-Computer Interaction

Skills

  • be able to suggest a topic for quantitative investigation within the area of Human Computer Interaction
  • independently be able to make a plan of how to carry out a scientific work
  • be able to work with relevant tools for gathering data in HCI, like eye-trackers and questionaires.
  • be able to facilitate and analyze data from science projects

General knowledge

  • have competence to read and analyze scientific publications
  • be able to report results from scientific projects, including projects carried out by the student herself
  • have developed a clear ethical attitude in relation to how scientific methodology is used
  • experience in teamwork

Topic(s)

  • Research ethics
  • Quantitative research designs
  • Choice of methods, including planning and how to carry out and analyze experiments/studies
  • Data analysis and statistics
  • Tools for quantitative research of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Practical quantitative research project within Human-Computer Interaction, including litterature review and the writing of an "journal style" scientific paper

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Group works
Laboratory work
Net Support Learning
Meeting(s)/Seminar(s)
Tutoring

Teaching Methods (additional text)

For the part of the course that is project work it is required that students can meet in groups, and do the necessary data-collection, analyses and writing together.

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Grading Scale

Pass/Failure

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner for project.

Teaching Materials

Books:

  •  Leedy, P D, and Ormrod, J E: "Practical Research, -Planning and design, 9th ed."Pearson Educational Int. ISBN-10: 0131365665