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Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Edition by Harry Hochheiser, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Jonathan Lazar

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Chapter 14

Online and ubiquitous HCI research

Abstract

Although human-computer interaction (HCI) research has always evolved in parallel with advances in computing technology, this trend appears to have accelerated in response to both novel interactions facilitated by the adoption of computing into everyday lives, through both new applications and new devices. Online research projects using web-based approaches to study user interactions range from the familiar A/B testing of web site designs to in-depth analysis of social interactions in special-purpose forums and large-scale investigations of social media data to understand large-scale conversation patterns and trends in attitudes. HCI researchers have also benefitted from human computation ...

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