MIDAS User Studies

This document lists the various aspects of MIDAS-related user studies:

Immediate Study: Information element relationship evaluation (for the JDL - Complex Digital Objects Special Issue)

Tasks


Task
People responsible
Expected Completion Date
Actual Completion Date
Status
Formulate research questions
Unmil (Tolga, Youngjoo)
9/27/2004
10/4/2004 (so, we're already late)
Done.
Install Resource Manager on csdll.cs.tamu.edu Youngjoo 10/6/2004

Discuss the modifications needed to the Resource Manager for the study
Youngjoo, Unmil
10/6/2004


IRB Documentation (forms, consent document, audio tape consent)
Tolga (Unmil, Youngjoo)
10/12/2004(?)
10/19/2004 (third draft)
Done.
Create Questionnaires (pre, during, and post-task questionnaires)
Unmil, Tolga, Youngjoo
10/12/2004(?) 10/19/2004 (second draft)
Done.
Establish Experimental Protocol
Unmil, Tolga, Youngjoo
10/12/2004(?) 10/15/2004 (second draft)
Done.
User study Design Unmil, Youngjoo, Tolga
10/12/2004(?) 10/15/2004 (second draft)
Done.
Working prototype of the Resource Realizer
Unmil
11/15/2004
Postponed to December
Working prototype of the Resource Manager
Youngjoo
10/15/2004(?)

Apply for IRB Approval Tolga, Youngjoo (Unmil) 10/15/2004(?) 10/20/2004
Done
Setup database for saving data collected from the user study
Jeevan, Unmil
10/11/2004
10/19/2004 (first draft)
Working on final draft
Create pre- and post-task questionnaire Web pages
Jeevan
10/11/2004


Create task Web pages (pages that show pairs of images and receive user feedback)
Jeevan
10/25/2004


Create the set of images to be used for the study
Unmil, Jeevan
10/25/2004


Complete the system setup for user studies
Jeevan, Unmil
10/25/2004


Test the complete system setup with an "internal" user
Unmil, Jeevan
10/27/2004


IRB Approval IRB (but, of course) 10/22/2004(?)

Advertise study and recruit users
Unmil, Tolga, Youngjoo
10/22-10/27/2004(?)

Conduct user study

10/29 - 11/5/2004(?)

Analyze data





Research Questions

IRB Documentation

Forms
Informed consent document
Audio tape consent

Other Documents and questionnaires

Experimental Design
Experimental Protocol
Pre-test (demographic) Questionnaire
Questions for each pair of images
Post Task Questionnaire
Database schema and use details
Interview Questions (samples)

MIDAS Usability Evalution:

A variety of studies will be conducted to gather user feedback on various elements of MIDAS. The IRB documentation is being prepared with a view. The information below applies to the MIDAS studies that will be conducted eventually.

IRB Documentation

Forms