Experimental research in HCI

Darren Gergle*, Desney S. Tan

*Corresponding author for this work

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In Experiments, researchers set up comparable situations in which they carefully manipulate variables and collect people’s behavior in each condition. Experiments are very effective in determining causation in controlled situations and complement techniques that investigate ongoing behavior in more natural settings. For example, experiments are excellent for determining whetherincreased audio quality reduces blood pressure of participants in a video conference, and can add important insights to the larger question of when people choose video conferences over audio-only ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWays of Knowing in HCI
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781493903788
ISBN (Print)9781493903771
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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