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Rethinking Experimental Designs for Field Evaluations

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1 Author(s)
Oulasvirta, A. ; Max Planck Inst. for Inf. in Saarbrucken, Saarbrucken, Germany

Laboratory-based usability evaluations are often inadequate for the post-desktop-computer era. Field studies challenge us to design evaluations as quasi-experiments that don't assume perfect control and randomization. Such evaluations are expensive, but there are ways to reduce costs.

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Pervasive Computing, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 4 )