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TASCHA Talk focuses on Non-instrumental Uses in-depth study

by , March 25, 2011

Category: Featured, In-depth Studies, News, Non-Instrumental Use

On March 3rd, Judith Yaaqoubi, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, discussed initial and revised instrument development for the Non-instrumental Uses in-depth study, led by Beth Kolko.

Judith discussed the study’s background, as well as the structure of the study, the research questions that underlie it, and how they initially planned to collect data.

Judith also discussed a series of computer-based exercises (CBE) developed by the project to try and quantitatively measure skill acquisition among varying populations of computer users. She then talked about the findings from a field visit she and Kolko did in September.

You may download this video as an iPhone-friendly mp4, or as a radio-quality mp3.

You can also view the presentation slides.

TASCHA Talks are bi-weekly sessions to share, discuss, and advance new ideas around topics related to technology and social change. Learn more at tascha.uw.edu/taschatalks.

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These are project updates made by members of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. TASCHA is responsible for the implementation for the Global Impact Study.

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