HCI 445 User Research Methods
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HCI 445 provides students with skills necessary to conduct, analyze and communicate user research. Topics include: (a) common methods for collecting user data (e.g., observation, interviewing, surveys); (b) analysis techniques to examine user research data; and (c) ways to document and communicate user research findings.
- After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Conduct common qualitative user research methods and articulate their advantages and disadvantages
- Select appropriate analysis techniques to examine data that emerge from methods
- Effectively document and communicate user research findings.
Required materials &; Electronic resources:
Recommended OPTIONAL materials & Electronic resources
- Lazar, J, Feng, J.H., and Hocheiser, H. (2017-second edition). Research methods in Human-computer Interaction. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
- Salkind, N. J, (2016). Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sixth edition). Sage Publications: San Francisco, CA, USA
- Additional readings will be posted on the D2L website.
94 - 100 A
90 - 93 A-
88 - 89 B+
84 - 87 B
80 - 83 B-
78 - 79 C+
74 - 77 C
70 - 73 C-
68 - 69 D+
60 - 67 D
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