Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Research Methods


I’ve had the opportunity to learn and use a very powerful program this semester for statistical analysis called SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). I also had the please of finding out about Google's Spreadsheet-based Forms.
During our usability testing, we can draw conclusions from the participants’ behavior and from direct questioning, but in order to catch some of the larger ramifications of our design choices it would behoove us to learning statistical analysis methods. And these two programs provide a strong mechanism for doing so.