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Paper ID: 1556

Research Methods for Eliciting e-Research User Requirements
Florian,Urmetzer Mark,Baker Vassil,Alexandrov

Appeared in: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Conference 2006 website: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2006/
Page Numbers:436 - 441
Publisher: National e-Science Centre
Year: 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0-9553988-0-0
Contributing Organisation(s):
Field of Science: e-Science

URL: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2006/proceedings/papers/699.pdf

Abstract: e-Research is a relatively new and expanding means of undertaking multidisciplinary on-line research. As such, the needs and requirements of the e-Research community are not yet fully understood and it is evident that it needs further investigation and study. This paper aims to provide basic guidance on the research methods that will be useful in order to gather information from the users multidisciplinary e- Research-based projects. The paper discusses quantitative and qualitative research methods with examples that have been drawn from social and computer science. We show that there are many ways of gaining information from users, but when used appropriately qualitative methods give more depth of information and quantitative methods are scalable to the whole community.

Keywords: e-Science, AHM 2006


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