Quick and dirty: Lightweight methods for heavyweight research

Michael Twidale, Nic Weber, Alan Chamberlain, Sally Jo Cunningham, Alan Dix

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Abstract

There seems to be a need for more rapid, lower cost, exploratory, lightweight, responsive and revisable methods that can help with discovery based research in CSCW. A growing number of researchers are expressing frustration with the challenge of selecting or developing an appropriate research method, applying it in a CSCW context and then having to justify the legitimacy of that method in publications, and particularly through the peer review process. In this workshop we will share experiences in the design adaptation and use of lightweight research methods. We will explore ways to assess the validity, strengths, and weaknesses of these methods - and how to explain these and justify them to others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages343-346
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325417
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2014Feb 19 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period2/15/142/19/14

Keywords

  • Agile methods
  • Methodology
  • Research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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