5792Re: from qualitative user testing to quantitative user research
- Oct 12, 2008Jared,
Have you read 'the usability problem taxonomy'? of Keenan, Hartson, Kafura and
Schulman? What do you think of using this classification scheme for between-subjects
--- In email@example.com, Jared Spool <jspool@...> wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2008, at 4:09 PM, Stefan wrote:
> > I've ordered scent of information and statistics in medicine so i
> > can some research on the
> > topic.
> I hope you won't be disappointed with the Scent of Information report.
> It doesn't really go into our methodology. That's not why we created it.
> What you're trying to do is *really* hard and will take huge amounts
> of preparation and some massively impressive statistics horsepower. I
> know because we've tried multiple times and only managed to pull it
> off some of the time.
> There are scaling and ground issues. Ground issues are about
> connecting the independent data collection points to a common element,
> so you can say that these measures are talking about the same thing.
> Scaling issues are about ensuring that Good/Bad in one scale mean the
> same as Good/Bad in another scale.
> This is very heavy duty science you're trying to do. I'm betting, if
> you want to do it well, it will triple-to-quintuple your research costs.
> I'm betting that's why you've not found a lot of resources on it. You
> need a deep pocket to make it really work.
> Jared M. Spool
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