1. (10 marks) Read through this sample research study in human–computer interaction, and expand on it (1 pages), as a mixed-methods research study:

Greenberg, S. (2009). Controlled study: Mouse typing on various keyboards. Retrieved  from http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~saul/wiki/pmwiki.php/HCILectures/ControlledStudyKeyboardComparison

  1. (10 marks) Use one of the software packages below (or one you have found) to create a sample survey that corresponds with your research. Submit an introduction to the survey and a link to that survey. What potential conclusions can you arrive at from the survey? Does it make sense to conduct interviews with a subset of participants who responded to the survey? Explain. Note that the first software tool below is open source; the second is a free version of a proprietary package.

LimeSurvey. (n.d.). LimeSurvey download page. Retrieved from http://www.limesurvey.org/en/download

SurveyMonkey. (n.d.). Retrieved  from http://try.surveymonkey.com/?gclid=CN3Mt4yhyKwCFQRYhwods17Tqg
Go to “Sign Up FREE” at the right-hand side of the screen.


  1. (10 marks) Using R, determine the correlational relationship between any two sample sets of data of your choice.


  1. (10 marks) In your own words, write brief discussions of any two types of research designs that are relevant for your research.


  1. (10 marks) In your own words, describe true experimental design, in which participants are randomly allocated to groups and the experimenter maintains control over all variables and manipulates the independent variable or variables.


  1. (10 marks) Describe the following in your own words with examples.
    1. two groups design
    2. post-test only randomized controlled trial


  1. (10 marks) Describe the following in your own words with examples:
    1. post-test only treatment comparison
    2. pre-test post-test randomized controlled trial



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