This lecture provides an overview of user research methods and workshops, for both quantitatively and qualitatively. This aims to grasp the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
The aims of this lecture are:
1. to grasp the characteristics of quantitative research,
2. to grasp the characteristics of qualitative research,
3. to grasp the overview of workshop for user research.
quantitative user research, qualitative user research, workshop
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This lecture consists of 5 talks and 3 exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||overview of research methods and characteristics of quantitative data and qualitative data||Understanding the overview of research methods and the characteristics of quantitative and qualitative data, as an introduction.|
|Class 2||quantitative research||Understanding the metrics by the questionnaire methods.|
|Class 3||qualitative research||Understanding the metrics by interview and observation.|
|Class 4||Exercise 1 (targetting the topic and deciding the method)||Targetting the topic and deciding the method for the presentation.|
|Class 5||Exercise 2 (conducting the research)||Conducting the research.|
|Class 6||Exercise 3 (analysis)||Conducting analysis.|
|Class 7||presentation||Presenting the results of the exercises.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Lazar, J., Feng, J. H., & Hochheiser, H. (2017). Research methods in human-computer interaction. Morgan Kaufmann.
Contribution to the class: 30%, report: 70%