Field Research Methods in HCI
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Course code
IFI7176.DT
old course code
IFI7176
Course title in Estonian
Uurimismeetodid inimese-arvuti interaktsioonis
Course title in English
Field Research Methods in HCI
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Abiodun Afolayan Ogunyemi (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The course explores and practices qualitative research methods in relation to the constraints of actual situations, thus enabling students to gain first-hand experiences on their applicability and feasibility in the field.
Brief description of the course
Review of cost-effective strategies, methods and instruments for data gathering in the field.
Overview of contextual constraints, namely ethical concerns, for conducting field research.
Course consists of a series of seminars in the first half of the semester where students are expected to be actively involved.
In addition every student must conduct field research project in groups of two.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- can differentiate between different field research strategies;
- is aware of the main contextual constraints and ethical concerns of field research;
- can set up research questions and choose appropriate methods within the constraints in the field;
- is able to design instruments for data collection;
- can analyse and interpret the collected data;
- has prepared to report results and communicate insights.
Teacher
Abiodun Afolayan Ogunyemi
Additional information
Students must participate in 80% of the class sessions.
Students must carry out an group field research project.
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