Ways of Knowing in HCI

Editors: Olson, Judith S., Kellogg, Wendy A. (Eds.)

  • Provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of current research methods in HCI
  • Equips readers to handle complex research questions
  • Includes a structured context with key references and thought-provoking exercises for students
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About this Textbook

This textbook brings together both new and traditional research methods in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Research methods include interviews and observations, ethnography, grounded theory and analysis of digital traces of behavior. Readers will gain an understanding of the type of knowledge each method provides, its disciplinary roots and how each contributes to understanding users, user behavior and the context of use. The background context, clear explanations and sample exercises make this an ideal textbook for graduate students, as well as a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners. 'It is an impressive collection in terms of the level of detail and variety.' (M. Sasikumar, ACM Computing Reviews #CR144066)

Reviews

“It is a book about the different ways in which ‘knowing’ happens in HCI. … it is an impressive collection in terms of the level of detail and variety. … There are plenty of references in each chapter, which are good for those who want to dive deeper. … this is a welcome book for those with an interest in HCI. It will also be useful for any kind of research involving users and their experience.” (M. Sasikumar, Computing Reviews, December, 2015)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Reading and Interpreting Ethnography

    Dourish, Paul

    Pages 1-23

  • Curiosity, Creativity, and Surprise as Analytic Tools: Grounded Theory Method

    Muller, Michael

    Pages 25-48

  • Knowing by Doing: Action Research as an Approach to HCI

    Hayes, Gillian R.

    Pages 49-68

  • Concepts, Values, and Methods for Technical Human–Computer Interaction Research

    Hudson, Scott E. (et al.)

    Pages 69-93

  • Study, Build, Repeat: Using Online Communities as a Research Platform

    Terveen, Loren (et al.)

    Pages 95-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ways of Knowing in HCI
Editors
  • Judith S. Olson
  • Wendy A. Kellogg
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0378-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0378-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0377-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4405-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 472
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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