When to ask participants to think aloud:A comparative study of concurrent and retrospective think-aloud methods

Alshammari, Thamer, Alhadreti, Obead and Mayhew, Pamela (2015) When to ask participants to think aloud:A comparative study of concurrent and retrospective think-aloud methods. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 6 (3). pp. 48-64. ISSN 2180-1347

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study that compared two think-aloud usability testing methods: the concurrent think-aloud and the retrospective think-aloud methods. Data from task performance, testing experience, and usability problems were collected from 30 participants equally distributed between the two think-aloud conditions. The results suggest that while the thinking aloud method had no impact on task performance and testing experience, participants using the concurrent think-aloud method reported a larger number of problems with the test interface than participants using the retrospective think-aloud method. These findings suggest a reason for preferring the concurrent think-aloud method to the retrospective one.

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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 10:11
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URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57466
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