Computers

Usability Testing for Survey Research

Author: Emily Geisen,Jennifer Romano Bergstrom

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128036818

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 3712

Usability Testing for Survey Research provides researchers with a guide to the tools necessary to evaluate, test, and modify surveys in an iterative method during the survey pretesting process. It includes examples that apply usability to any type of survey during any stage of development, along with tactics on how to tailor usability testing to meet budget and scheduling constraints. The book's authors distill their experience to provide tips on how usability testing can be applied to paper surveys, mixed-mode surveys, interviewer-administered tools, and additional products. Readers will gain an understanding of usability and usability testing and why it is needed for survey research, along with guidance on how to design and conduct usability tests, analyze and report findings, ideas for how to tailor usability testing to meet budget and schedule constraints, and new knowledge on how to apply usability testing to other survey-related products, such as project websites and interviewer administered tools. Explains how to design and conduct usability tests and analyze and report the findings Includes examples on how to conduct usability testing on any type of survey, from a simple three-question survey on a mobile device, to a complex, multi-page establishment survey Presents real-world examples from leading usability and survey professionals, including a diverse collection of case studies and considerations for using and combining other methods Discusses the facilities, materials, and software needed for usability testing, including in-lab testing, remote testing, and eye tracking
Mathematics

Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires

Author: Stanley Presser,Jennifer M. Rothgeb,Mick P. Couper,Judith T. Lessler,Elizabeth Martin,Jean Martin,Eleanor Singer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471654735

Category: Mathematics

Page: 624

View: 2227

The definitive resource for survey questionnaire testing and evaluation Over the past two decades, methods for the development, evaluation, and testing of survey questionnaires have undergone radical change. Research has now begun to identify the strengths and weaknesses of various testing and evaluation methods, as well as to estimate the methods’ reliability and validity. Expanding and adding to the research presented at the International Conference on Questionnaire Development, Evaluation and Testing Methods, this title presents the most up-to-date knowledge in this burgeoning field. The only book dedicated to the evaluation and testing of survey questionnaires, this practical reference work brings together the expertise of over fifty leading, international researchers from a broad range of fields. The volume is divided into seven sections: Cognitive interviews Mode of administration Supplements to conventional pretests Special populations Experiments Multi-method applications Statistical modeling Comprehensive and carefully edited, this groundbreaking text offers researchers a solid foundation in the latest developments in testing and evaluating survey questionnaires, as well as a thorough introduction to emerging techniques and technologies.
Business & Economics

Cognition and survey research

Author: Monroe G. Sirken

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471241386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 7336

Survey methods research--an interdisciplinary approach. Introducing the theory and tools of cognitive aspects of survey methodology (CASM)--a movement that has greatly contributed to the evolving field of survey methods research--this collection of monographs explores advances in the use of cognitive psychology and other sciences to improve the quality of data collected in surveys. In 22 articles commissioned specifically for this volume, leading survey researchers, social scientists, and statisticians from around the globe evaluate the advantages of interdisciplinary survey techniques, focusing on the many contributions of the CASM movement and drawing on such disciplines as statistics, cognitive psychology, sociology, behavioral sciences, anthropology, linguistics, and computer sciences. The authors explain basic concepts and methodologies and demonstrate the application of cognitive theory to all phases of survey research, including data processing, analysis, presentation, and administration. They provide a critical review of the history and findings of CASM-oriented research and describe useful cognitive models used in survey testing and design. Also, the authors discuss the expanding role of computer technologies and statistical advances in the interdisciplinary aspects of survey methods and draw a roadmap for interdisciplinary survey research into the twenty-first century. Clearly written and supplemented with extensive references and more than 80 figures and charts, Cognition and Survey Research is an indispensable guide for statisticians and professionals who would like to be at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary survey methods research involving the social, cognitive, computer, or statistical sciences.
Computers

Don't make me think!

Web & Mobile Usability: Das intuitive Web

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457665

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 3650

Social Science

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 1710

Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
Computers

Mobile Usability

Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826695712

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 3738

Für iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Designs für kleine Displays optimal gestalten Texte für die mobile Nutzung verfassen und Inhalte strukturieren Einfache Navigationen für Smartphones und Tablets Die Erstellung von mobilen Websites und Apps ist ein ständiger Spagat zwischen der Bereitstellung von Inhalten und der Darstellung auf kleinen Displays. Reduzierte Inhalte, einfache Navigationsmöglichkeiten, Optimierung des Designs bei langsamen Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten – mit diesen Herausforderungen ist jeder Entwickler konfrontiert. Wie entwirft man die besten Websites und Apps für moderne Smartphone- und Tablet-Nutzer? Der Bestseller-Autor Jakob Nielsen und seine Co-Autorin Raluca Budiu gehen dieser Frage nach und untersuchen in diesem Buch die wichtigsten Aspekte guter Mobile Usability. So erfahren Sie anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie Sie eine gelungene Navigation sowie passende Designs und Textinhalte für mobile Geräte entwerfen und dabei die User Experience mit Blick auf das mobile Nutzungsverhalten optimal berücksichtigen. Die dargestellten Methoden basieren auf Erkenntnissen aus internationalen Studien, die anhand zahlreicher Usability-Tests durchgeführt wurden. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Designer und Softwareentwickler, aber ebenso an Texter, Redakteure, Produktmanager und Marketing-Mitarbeiter. Sowohl Einsteiger als auch erfahrene Mobile-Usability-Veteranen erhalten wertvolle Hinweise und Tipps. Dr. Jakob Nielsen ist Mitgründer und Leiter der Nielsen Norman Group. Zudem begründete er auch die »Discount Usability Engineering«-Bewegung, die sich in erster Linie mit schnellen und effizienten Methoden zur Qualitätsverbesserung von Benutzeroberflächen beschäftigt. Das Nachrichtenmagazin U.S. News & World Report bezeichnete Nielsen als »den weltweit führenden Experten für Web Usability« und die Tageszeitung USA Today beschrieb sein Wirken gar als »The next best thing to a true time machine«. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bestseller wie Web Usability, Eyetracking Web Usability sowie Designing Web Usability, das weltweit mehr als 250.000 Mal verkauft und in 22 Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Dr. Raluca Budiu ist User Experience Specialist bei der Nielsen Norman Group. In dieser Funktion betätigt sie sich auch als Beraterin für Großunternehmen aus verschiedensten Industriebereichen sowie Tutorin für die Sachgebiete Mobile Usability, Touchgeräte-Usability, kognitive Psychologie für Designer sowie Prinzipien der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.
Social Science

Designing Surveys

A Guide to Decisions and Procedures

Author: Ron Czaja,Johnny Blair

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761927464

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 9768

The Second Edition of Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures accounts for changes in telephone, Internet, and email surveying and provides a more comprehensive treatment on questionnaire testing. Despite changing technologies, however, the principles of scientific survey design remain unchanged, including the selection of the sample, the writing of questions to solicit an unbiased response, and the ethical treatment of human subjects. This new edition addresses these issues in the context of new and emerging technologies and their relationship to survey design and the social sciences. Designing Surveys provides an accurate account of how modern survey research is actually conducted, but with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind.

Keine Angst vor Weißraum!

Ein Crashkurs in Print- und Webdesign

Author: Kim Golombisky,Rebecca Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898647144

Category:

Page: 289

View: 4205

Social Science

Survey Research Methods

Author: Floyd J Fowler, Jr

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323595

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 7148

The Fifth Edition of Floyd J. Fowler Jr.’s bestselling Survey Research Methods presents the very latest methodological knowledge on surveys. Offering a sound basis for evaluating how each aspect of a survey can affect its precision, accuracy, and credibility, the book guides readers through each step of the survey research process. This fully updated edition addresses the growth of the Internet for data collection and the subsequent rapid expansion of online survey usage, the precipitous drop in response rates for telephone surveys, the continued improvement in techniques for pre-survey evaluation of questions, and the growing role of individual cell phones in addition to—and often instead of—household landlines. Throughout the book, the author puts the profound changes taking place in the survey research world today into perspective, helping researchers learn how to best use new and traditional options for collecting data.
Business & Economics

Customer Analytics For Dummies

Author: Jeff Sauro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6507

The easy way to grasp customer analytics Ensuring your customers are having positive experiences with your company at all levels, including initial brand awareness and loyalty, is crucial to the success of your business. Customer Analytics For Dummies shows you how to measure each stage of the customer journey and use the right analytics to understand customer behavior and make key business decisions. Customer Analytics For Dummies gets you up to speed on what you should be testing. You'll also find current information on how to leverage A/B testing, social media's role in the post-purchasing analytics, usability metrics, prediction and statistics, and much more to effectively manage the customer experience. Written by a highly visible expert in the area of customer analytics, this guide will have you up and running on putting customer analytics into practice at your own business in no time. Shows you what to measure, how to measure, and ways to interpret the data Provides real-world customer analytics examples from companies such as Wikipedia, PayPal, and Walmart Explains how to use customer analytics to make smarter business decisions that generate more loyal customers Offers easy-to-digest information on understanding each stage of the customer journey Whether you're part of a Customer Engagement team or a product, marketing, or design professional looking to get a leg up, Customer Analytics For Dummies has you covered.
Social Science

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Author: Paul J. Lavrakas

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150631788X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1072

View: 4535

In conjunction with top survey researchers around the world and with Nielsen Media Research serving as the corporate sponsor, the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods presents state-of-the-art information and methodological examples from the field of survey research. Although there are other "how-to" guides and references texts on survey research, none is as comprehensive as this Encyclopedia, and none presents the material in such a focused and approachable manner. With more than 600 entries, this resource uses a Total Survey Error perspective that considers all aspects of possible survey error from a cost-benefit standpoint.
Social Science

Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences

Author: Isadore Newman,Keith A. McNeil

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761812272

Category: Social Science

Page: 103

View: 7884

Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences presents basic concepts and general guidelines for those who are interested in conducting a survey by breaking the process down into eight steps and twenty-three questions. It outlines the appropriate sequential steps necessary to help the reader initiate and develop a survey. Following each of the eight steps as depicted in the eight chapters and answering the questions provided enables the creation of an effective survey. The authors also include three fictitious vignettes to illustrate how the decisions should be made, and how proper survey research should be conducted to meet many different needs.

Lean UX

Mit der Lean-Methode zu besserer User Experience

Author: Jeff Gothelf,Josh Seiden

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958451616

Category:

Page: 208

View: 4876

- Lean UX effektiv im Unternehmen implementieren - Vorhandene Strukturen anpassen und interdisziplinäre Teams bilden - Mit Lean UX schlanke und schnell lieferbare Produktversionen erstellen Der Lean-UX-Ansatz für das Interaction Design ist wie geschaffen für die webdominierte Realität von heute. Jeff Gothelf, Pionier und führender Experte für Lean UX, erläutert in diesem Buch die zentralen Prinzipien, Taktiken und Techniken dieser Entwicklungsmethode von Grund auf – das Experimentieren mit Designideen in schneller Abfolge, die Validierung mithilfe echter Nutzer und die kontinuierliche Anpassung Ihres Designs anhand der neu hinzugewonnenen Erkenntnisse. In Anlehnung an die Theorien des Lean Developments und anderer agiler Entwicklungsmethoden gestattet Ihnen Lean UX, sich auf das Designen der eigentlichen User Experience statt auf die Deliverables zu konzentrieren. Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie eng mit anderen Mitgliedern des Produktteams zusammenarbeiten sowie frühzeitige und häufige Nutzerfeedbacks realisieren können. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie sich der Designprozess in kurzen, iterativen Zyklen vorantreiben lässt, um herauszufinden, was sowohl in geschäftlicher Hinsicht als auch aus Sicht der Nutzer am besten funktioniert. Lean UX weist Ihnen den Weg, wie Sie dieses Umdenken in Ihrem Unternehmen herbeiführen können – eine Wendung zum Besseren. - Visualisieren Sie das Problem, das Sie zu lösen versuchen, und fokussieren Sie Ihr Team auf die »richtigen« Ergebnisse - Vermitteln Sie dem gesamten Produktteam das Designer Toolkit - Lassen Sie Ihr Team sehr viel früher als üblich an Ihren Erkenntnissen teilhaben - Erstellen Sie MVPs (Minimum Viable Products), um in Erfahrung zu bringen, welche Ideen und Konzepte funktionieren - Beziehen Sie die »Stimme des Kunden« in den gesamten Projektzyklus mit ein - Kombinieren Sie Lean UX mit dem agilen Scrum-Framework und steigern Sie so die Produktivität Ihres Teams - Setzen Sie sich mit den organisatorischen Veränderungen auseinander, die zur Anwendung und Integration der Lean-UX-Methode erforderlich sind
Computers

Beyond the Usability Lab

Conducting Large-scale Online User Experience Studies

Author: William Albert,Thomas Tullis,Donna Tedesco

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080953854

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 1405

Usability testing and user experience research typically take place in a controlled lab with small groups. While this type of testing is essential to user experience design, more companies are also looking to test large sample sizes to be able compare data according to specific user populations and see how their experiences differ across user groups. But few usability professionals have experience in setting up these studies, analyzing the data, and presenting it in effective ways. Online usability testing offers the solution by allowing testers to elicit feedback simultaneously from 1,000s of users. Beyond the Usability Lab offers tried and tested methodologies for conducting online usability studies. It gives practitioners the guidance they need to collect a wealth of data through cost-effective, efficient, and reliable practices. The reader will develop a solid understanding of the capabilities of online usability testing, when it’s appropriate to use and not use, and will learn about the various types of online usability testing techniques. *The first guide for conducting large-scale user experience research using the internet *Presents how-to conduct online tests with 1000s of participants – from start to finish *Outlines essential tips for online studies to ensure cost-efficient and reliable results
Mathematics

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys

Author: Ger Snijkers,Gustav Haraldsen,Jacqui Jones,Diane Willimack

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118447913

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

View: 6317

Designing and Conducting Business Surveys provides a coherent overview of the business survey process, from start to finish. It uniquely integrates an understanding of how businesses operate, a total survey error approach to data quality that focuses specifically on business surveys, and sound project management principles. The book brings together what is currently known about planning, designing, and conducting business surveys, with producing and disseminating statistics or other research results from the collected data. This knowledge draws upon a variety of disciplines such as survey methodology, organizational sciences, sociology, psychology, and statistical methods. The contents of the book formulate a comprehensive guide to scholarly material previously dispersed among books, journal articles, and conference papers. This book provides guidelines that will help the reader make educated trade-off decisions that minimize survey errors, costs, and response burden, while being attentive to survey data quality. Major topics include: • Determining the survey content, considering user needs, the business context, and total survey quality • Planning the survey as a project • Sampling frames, procedures, and methods • Questionnaire design and testing for self-administered paper, web, and mixed-mode surveys • Survey communication design to obtain responses and facilitate the business response process • Conducting and managing the survey using paradata and project management tools • Data processing, including capture, editing, and imputation, and dissemination of statistical outputs Designing and Conducting Business Surveys is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in designing and/or conducting business or organizational surveys at statistical institutes, central banks, survey organizations, etc.; producing statistics or other research results from business surveys at universities, research organizations, etc.; or using data produced from business surveys. The book also lays a foundation for new areas of research in business surveys.
Science

Simplicity

Die zehn Gesetze der Einfachheit

Author: John Maeda

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783827430595

Category: Science

Page: 100

View: 3382

Weniger ist mehr, sagt man oft. Doch allzu häufig gilt auch: Einfach ist verdammt schwer. Dieses erhellende kleine Buch präsentiert die zehn Gesetze der Einfachheit für Wirtschaft, Technologie, Design und Alltag. "Simplicity" ist der Rettungsanker in einem Meer immer komplexerer Prozesse und zunehmend unüberschaubarer Funktionalitäten. Es ist nicht verwunderlich, dass viele Menschen heutzutage gegen eine Technologie rebellieren, die ihnen zu kompliziert geworden ist, ob es sich um DVD-Recorder mit verwirrend vielfältigen Funktionen handelt oder um Software mit 75-MB-"Read me"-Anleitungen. Doch es gibt Gegenentwürfe: So hat das klare, extrem reduzierte Design des iPod den Welterfolg dieses kleinen Geräts begründet. Manchmal geraten wir allerdings in das "Simplicity"-Paradox: Wir möchten etwas, das einfach zu verstehen und leicht zu benutzen ist, aber dennoch soll es alle denkbaren hochkomplexen Aufgaben erfüllen. In diesem erfrischend kurzen und pointierten Buch stellt uns John Maeda zehn Gesetze vor, mit denen sich Einfachheit und Komplexität in Einklang bringen lassen – Leitlinien, wie wir aus Weniger Mehr machen können. Der Professor am renommierten Media Lab des Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) und weltweit gefragte Grafikdesigner erkundet die Frage, wie wir das Konzept der "Verbesserung" so umdefinieren können, dass es nicht zwangsläufig Mehr bedeutet. Maedas erstes Gesetz heißt "Reduzieren", denn es ist nicht notwendigerweise hilfreich, neue technologische Features hinzuzufügen, bloss weil wir es könnten. Aber diejenigen Eigenschaften, die wir brauchen, sollten in einer vernünftigen Hierarchie organisiert sein (Gesetz 2), so dass die Nutzer nicht von Funktionen abgelenkt werden, die sie gar nicht brauchen. Maedas kompakter Führer zur „Simplicity“ im digitalen Zeitalter verdeutlicht, wie dieses Konzept zum Eckpfeiler von Organisationen und ihren Produkten werden kann – und warum es sich als treibende Kraft für Wirtschaft und Technologie erweisen wird. Wir können vieles vereinfachen, ohne Bedeutung und Nutzen einzubüßen. Und die Balance zwischen diesen Polen erreichen wir mit dem 10. Gesetz: "Einfachheit heißt, das Offensichtliche zu entfernen und das Bedeutsame hinzuzufügen."
Computers

Handbook of Usability Testing

How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests

Author: Jeffrey Rubin,Dana Chisnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118080408

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 8617

Whether it's software, a cell phone, or a refrigerator, your customer wants - no, expects - your product to be easy to use. This fully revised handbook provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to help you test your product for usability. Completely updated with current industry best practices, it can give you that all-important marketplace advantage: products that perform the way users expect. You'll learn to recognize factors that limit usability, decide where testing should occur, set up a test plan to assess goals for your product's usability, and more.