Empirical Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction (Extended Abstract)

Mackenzie, Ian Scott, Read, Janet C orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7138-1643 and Horton, Matthew Paul leslie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2932-2233 (2023) Empirical Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction (Extended Abstract). In: CHI '23: 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 23-28 April 2023, New York, United States.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3544549.3574165


Most attendees at CHI conferences will agree that an experiment (user study) is the hallmark of good research in human-computer interaction. But what constitutes an experiment? And how does one go from an experiment to a CHI paper?

This course will teach how to pose testable research questions, how to make and measure observations, and how to design and conduct an experiment. Specifically, attendees will participate in a real experiment to gain experience as both an investigator and as a participant. The second session covers the statistical tools typically used to analyze data. Most notably, attendees will learn how to organize experiment results and write a CHI paper.

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