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Title: User studies: Opportunities and limitations
Authors: Lew, Robert
Keywords: Dictionaries
User studies
User research
Eye tracking
Delphi method
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Asian Association for Lexicography
Citation: Lew, Robert. 2011. “User studies: Opportunities and limitations.” In: Akasu, Kaoru and Satoru Uchida (eds.), ASIALEX2011 Proceedings Lexicography: Theoretical and practical perspectives. Kyoto: Asian Association for Lexicography. 7-16.
Abstract: In this keynote address I reflect on the role of user studies in dictionary research. Starting with a distinction between positivistic and naturalistic general methodological paradigms, I discuss a number of specific methods and techniques, pointing to their respective strengths and weaknesses. I introduce the audience to a related research paradigm which has recently emerged within computer science, namely usability studies. Finally, I single out several key issues having to do with construct validity and operationalization, demonstrating on concrete examples why I see them as topical problems.
ISBN: 978-4-9901771-1-9
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