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Research ‘In the Wild’

Chamberlain, Alan; Crabtree, Andy

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Over recent years the term `in the wild' has increasingly appeared in publications within the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The phrase has become synonymous with a range of approaches that focus upon carrying out research-based studies reporting on user behaviour in `natural', `situated' contexts, in distinction to lab-based studies. The objective of this book is to bring together a range of perspectives from a variety of researchers who have carried out studies in the wild. By bringing these together we aim to explore and demonstrate how such studies can support research in different fields and domains. In doing this we wish to help the broader research community understand some of the issues, reasoning, methods and practical matters that are involved in doing research in the wild. This edited collection is part of an ongoing and developing debate, and as such provides both a backdrop and platform that will promote further discussions in this emerging area.

Online Publication Date Jul 4, 2019
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Jul 23, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 5, 2020
Pages 1-6
Series Title Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Number 48
Series ISSN 2192-6255
Book Title Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab
ISBN 9783030180188; 9783030180201
Keywords HCI, Ethnography, CSCW, in the Wild, Design
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Additional Information First Online: 4 July 2019


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