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Problems and Pitfalls in the Evaluation of Adaptive Systems

Weibelzahl, Stephan (2005) Problems and Pitfalls in the Evaluation of Adaptive Systems. In: Adaptable and Adaptive Hypermedia Systems. IRM Press, pp. 285-299. ISBN 978-1591405672

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Empirical studies with adaptive systems offer many advantages and opportunities. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of evaluation studies. This chapter lists several problems and pitfalls that arise when evaluating an adaptive system, and provides guidelines and recommendations for workarounds or even avoidance of these problems. Among other things the following issues are covered: relating evaluation studies to the development cycle; saving resources; specifying control conditions, sample, and criteria; asking users for adaptivity effects; reporting results. An overview of existing evaluation frameworks shows which of these problems have been addressed and in which way.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 12:33
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:33

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