Fall 2021 - IAT 804 G100
Foundations of Research Design for Human-Centred Design of Interactive Technologies (3)
Class Number: 4889
Delivery Method: In Person
Provides an introduction to different epistemological worldviews, research approaches and methodological traditions of inquiry that are used to conduct research within SIAT. Students are introduced to a range of ways of knowing and inquiring in human-centred design, development and analysis of interactive technologies including scientific, social science, humanities, design and art-based approaches.
This course examines epistemological approaches and methodologies for conducting research in the human-centred design of interactive technologies. It will explore terminology and research approaches in both the arts and sciences; the assumptions behind different philosophical worldviews or paradigms (e.g., post-positivism, constructionism, pragmatism); the origins and characteristics of different methodological traditions of inquiry; research designs based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches; and, research ethics and the ethics of working with human participants. This course will provide students with foundational knowledge needed to conduct research in the interdisciplinary fields found within SIAT.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students will be able to:
- understand and use key terminology around the creation of knowledge, inquiry, and methodology
- understand and analyze the underlying concepts of research in the human-centred design of interactive technologies and the differences between research methodologies (e.g., experimental research design, ethnographic research study, phenomenological study, art/design based approaches)
- plan a research investigation using one or more methodologies for conducting research in the areas of human-centred design
- understand and apply principles of research ethics surrounding the design and use of interactive technologies for people and conducting research studies with human participants
- document a research study plan through writing and oral presentation
- Ethics tutorial and assignment 5%
- Short paper and in-class group discussion 15%
- Workshop critique / in-class presentation 15%
- Assignments on methodological traditions 15%
- Final paper detailing a research design 50%
“Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative & Mixed Methods Approaches” (2014/2018) by John W Creswell; 4th/5th Editions; SAGE Publications
"Ways of Knowing in HCI" (2014)by Judith S. Olson and Wendy A. Kellogg (editors), Springer.
“Doing Psychology Experiments” (2007) by David W Martin; 7th Edition; Wadsworth Publishing"
“Methods in Psychological Research” (2013) by A Evans, B Rooney; SAGE Publications
|“Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches” (2017) by John W Cresswell; 4th Edition; SAGE Publications|
|“How to Design & Report Experiments” (2003) by A Field, G J Hole; 1st Edition; SAGE Publications|
Graduate Studies Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
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