Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
P. Slovak, P. Tennent, G. Fitzpatrick:
"Do lab effects transfer into the real-world? And should we care?";
Talk: The CHI2013 Workshop on the Replication of HCI Research,
Paris, France (invited);
- 2013-04-28; in: "Proceedings of the CHI2013 Workshop on the Replication of HCI Research",
CEUR Workshop Proceedings,
We report on two of our own studies, each of which has built on a laboratory based finding and explored if and how the effects played out in everyday settings. In each, we found effects that in some ways validated the prior lab studies, but each also pointed to very different implications for HCI than those which were suggested by the initial lab work. By lab-based work we mean here empirical studies that are tightly controlled and aim to uncover causal relationships.
We would like to use these examples to open a discussion within RepliCHI on whether or not the transferring of such lab findings into the field is a specific type of replication that is especially important for HCI research, as (i) we generally do want our systems/findings to transfer into field settings; and (ii) it is plausible to expect similar results to the ones in our studies when transferring other lab effects into the real-world. We expect that further discussion of this topic could well complement the existing "into the wild" literature in HCI that now focuses more on open-ended, in-situ exploratio
replication of effects; in the wild
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