Research Project in Human Computer Interaction
2016-2017 - IMT4014 - 5sp

Anbefalt forkunnskap

Builds on IMT4421 Scientific Methodology

Forventet læringsutbytte


  • deep knowledge of tools and methodologis for quantitative research in Human-Computer Interaction


  • be able to suggest a topic for quantitative investigation within the area of Human Computer Interaction
  • be able to perform a litterature study
  • independently be able to make a plan of how to carry out a scientific work
  • be able to work with relevant tools for gathering data in HCI, like eye-trackers and questionaires.
  • be able to facilitate and analyze data from science projects

General knowledge

  • have competence to read and analyze scientific publications
  • be able to report results from scientific projects, including projects carried out by the student herself
  • have developed a clear ethical attitude in relation to how scientific methodology is used
  • experience in teamwork

Emnets temaer

  • Research ethics
  • Quantitative research designs
  • Choice of methods, including planning and how to carry out and analyze experiments/studies
  • Data analysis and statistics
  • Tools for quantitative research of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Practical quantitative research project within Human-Computer Interaction, including litterature review and the writing of an "journal style" scientific paper

Pedagogiske metoder

Nettstøttet læring

Pedagogiske metoder (fritekst)

For the part of the course that is project work it is required that students can meet in groups, and do the necessary data-collection, analyses and writing together.


Vurdering av prosjekt(er)


Bestått/Ikke bestått


Internal examiner for project.

Utsatt eksamen (tidl. kontinuasjon)

No re-sit, new examination possible next time the course is running.

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav

Project plan and Litterature study (done in groups)



  •  Leedy, P D, and Ormrod, J E: "Practical Research, -Planning and design, 11th ed.