Issues in the design of experiments for studying user interaction with software development tools

Toleman, Mark A. 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 1994), 15 Jul 1994, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

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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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Depositing User: Mrs Rae Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2011 06:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 05:43
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
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9416

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