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Understanding HCI Practices and Challenges of Experiment Reporting with Brain Signals: Towards Reproducibility and Reuse

2022-05-04 @ 9:30 9:45 UTC -05:00

In HCI, there has been a push towards open science, but to date, this has not happened consistently for HCI research utilizing brain signals due to unclear guidelines to support reuse and reproduction. To understand existing practices in the field, this paper examines 110 publications, exploring domains, applications, modalities, mental states and processes, and more. This analysis reveals variance in how authors report experiments, which creates challenges to understand, reproduce, and build on that research. It then describes an overarching experiment model that provides a formal structure for reporting HCI research with brain signals, including definitions, terminology, categories, and examples for each aspect. Multiple distinct reporting styles were identified through factor analysis and tied to different types of research. The paper concludes with recommendations and discusses future challenges. This creates actionable items from the abstract model and empirical observations to make HCI research with brain signals more reproducible and reusable.


9:30 – 9:45 UTC -05:00
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Felix Putze (University of Bremen), Susanne Putze (University of Bremen), Merle Sagehorn (University of Bremen), Christopher Micek (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Erin Solovey (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Room: 383-385