Reflections on the research methods used in an investigation of cross-modal collaborative information seeking

Dena Al-Thani, Tony Stockman

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Abstract

Evaluating collaborative information seeking can be challenging, often more than individual information seeking. This can be attributed to the complexity of the interaction as the study involves a number of users using the systems. While this is particularly important, but rather hard when the users employ different modalities accessing the systems. In this paper, we describe a semi-structured combination of qualitative and quantitative methods used to investigate visually impaired and sighted web users' collaborative information seeking behavior. We critically reflect on the benefits and limitations of the methods used, and discuss practical considerations in application of such methods in a cross-modal setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages511-517
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509022991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20164 Nov 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period31/10/164/11/16

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Keywords

  • Collaborative information seeking
  • Cross-modal interaction
  • Evaluation
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Al-Thani, D., & Stockman, T. (2017). Reflections on the research methods used in an investigation of cross-modal collaborative information seeking. In Proceedings - 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2016 (pp. 511-517). [7871033] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CTS.2016.93