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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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TIEVS53 Experimental Research in Interactive Technology 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Computer Sciences
Person in charge
Professor Veikko Surakka
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012

General description

The course is suitable for beginning doctoral students and late stage M.Sc. students. It is highly recommended if the plan is to include an experiment in the M.Sc. thesis.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student:
- Knows the strengths and weaknesses of the experimental research method
- Can plan simple experiments and analyze the results using appropriate statistical tests
- Can report an experimental study in a scientific publication.


Theoretical foundations of experimental research, operationalization of research questions, choice of experiment design and its connections to the analysis and conclusions, the most common statistical methods in HCI, reporting of experimental research, procedures related to research ethics, and homework exercises.

Please see the course homepage for more information on the course content.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Please see the course homepage for more information on the course materials.

Further information

Note, previous name VTEKS117 Introduction to experimental research in Interactive Technology (Johdatus vuorovaikutteisen teknologian kokeelliseen tutkimukseen).

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences