Methods for human - computer interaction research with older people

A. Dickinson, J. Arnott, S. Prior

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    Experimental research in human – computer interaction commonly uses participant groups that are unrepresentative of demographic realities, being young, technically knowledgeable and highly educated. One way of reflecting society more accurately in research is to include older adults in research groups, but the elicitation of high-quality data from these participants requires alterations in research methods and organization. In the present paper, methodological and organizational experiences from a range of research studies with older participants are reported. It concludes with a list of guidelines for maximizing the research outcomes of working with older adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)343-352
    Number of pages10
    JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Older participants
    • Methodologies
    • Guidelines


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