Toleman, Mark and Welsh, Jim (1994) Issues in the design of experiments for studying user interaction with software development tools. In: 2nd Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group of the Ergonomics Society of Australia, CHISIG (Queensland) Symposium (QCHI'94), 15 July 1994, Gold Coast, Australia.
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In the past software engineers have been reluctant to conduct experiments with software and the users of that software. As this reluctance is overcome through, for example, incorporation of human-computer interaction as a topic in software engineering education, we believe that some of the main issues concerning experiments will become task design for an experiment, subject selection, experimental design, measurement, statistical analysis and results interpretation. We are not new in advocating the use of experiments nor in examining the issues associated with such experimentation but we do examine it in the context of one domain where the resistance to such ideas seems to have been strong - the development of software tools used by software engineers.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||system design and evaluation; experiment design; language-based editors; usability engineering|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||B Ecomonic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities|
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|Last Modified:||31 Jan 2011 13:03|
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