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CS 498 KA3 - Special Topics - Experimental Methods for HCI

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

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This course covers conceiving, designing, performing, analyzing data and reporting the results of experiments and usability/UX tests in HCI and empirically evaluating interactive technologies in engineering generally. Topics include defining research questions, selecting experimental objects, tasks, and participants, the ethical protection of subjects, selecting experimental designs, mitigating threats to validity, the collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, and reporting experimental research in publications. Both parametric and nonparametric data analysis are covered, including the most commonly used inferential statistical tests such as repeated- and independent-measures ANOVA, post-hoc Tukey, Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and others. Statistical material is taught using methods based on mathematical foundations rather than with statistical software languages or packages in order to provide both a rigorous and intuitive understanding to complemen

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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