Analyzing the interaction between facilitator and participants in two variants of the think-aloud method.

M.J. van den Haak, Menno D.T. de Jong

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the interaction between test participants and test facilitator in two variants of the think-aloud method. In a first, explorative study, we analyzed think-aloud transcripts from two usability tests: a concurrent think-aloud test and a constructive interaction test. The results of our analysis show that while the participants in both studies never explicitly addressed the facilitator, the think-aloud participants showed more signs of awareness of the facilitator than the participants in the constructive interaction test. This finding may have practical implications for the validity of the two methods.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication2005 IEEEE International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationLimerick, Ireland
PublisherIEEE
Pages323-327
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9027-X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2005
EventIEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 10 Jul 200513 Jul 2005

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2005
Abbreviated titleIPCC
CountryIreland
CityLimerick
Period10/07/0513/07/05

Keywords

  • IR-55179
  • METIS-230374

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van den Haak, M. J., & de Jong, M. D. T. (2005). Analyzing the interaction between facilitator and participants in two variants of the think-aloud method. In 2005 IEEEE International Professional Communication Conference Proceedings (pp. 323-327). Limerick, Ireland: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCC.2005.1494192