Practical Statistics for HCI Sample JMP data table and output

Jacob O. Wobbrock
University of Washington


Current Version: 23-Dec-2011 (v2.2)

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Practical Statistics for HCI is a set of independent study modules that aim for the "practical middle" between deeply theoretical statistics treatments on the one hand, and mere help manuals and tutorials on the other. Students coming into the field of Human-Computer Interaction from computer science, information science, engineering, and design will benefit by taking this self-paced 10-week independent study, which covers most if not all of the major topics necessary to become proficient in both understanding and producing statistical results, striking a balance between theory and practice.

Related Coursera Course

Designing, Running & Analyzing Experiments, a course offered through and taught by Dr. Jacob O. Wobbrock.

Statistics Tools

The tools currently used in the independent study are SAS JMP and IBM SPSS. A version for R is planned for release soon.

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Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Practical statistics for human-computer interaction: An independent study combining statistics theory and tool know-how. Annual Workshop of the Human-Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC '11). Pacific Grove, California (June 14-18, 2011).

Wobbrock, J.O., Findlater, L., Gergle, D. and Higgins, J.J. (2011). The Aligned Rank Transform for nonparametric factorial analyses using only ANOVA procedures. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 143-146.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0952786. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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