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Becoming a Social Scientist

posted Jul 3, 2013, 3:57 AM by Sarah Guthals
In a recent discussion with some younger CSEd Faculty at the 2013 ITiCSE Conference, I realized that the challenges I have been facing with user studies and qualitative data collection and analysis are shared with others. 

As Jaime Spacco of Knox College put it: All of a sudden I became a social scientist...when did that happen?

In a course I took with Dr. Jim Hollan (CogSci - UCSD) I was introduced to a very useful reference book on user studies, data collection and data analysis.

Interaction Design is a very useful book that you can read through once and then reference (very easily) as you go along. It looks like on Amazon there are used copies for only $0.50!