Research Methods

 

The PAS Lab focuses on the application of the following research methods and techniques:

  • Observations - field studies and laboratory experiments
  • Think (talk) aloud protocol
  • Co‐discovery
  • Interviews

 

These methods are supported by the relevant software data analysis packages:

  • Noldus Observer
  • Portable Noldus Observer

  • Noldus Face Reader
  • Atlas.ti
  • Tobii Eye Tracking System

 

Physical Infrastructure

 

The laboratory itself is a world‐class state‐of‐the‐art space designed explicitly to research human experiences with artefacts and systems.

 

PAS Lab Facilities

 

Noldus The Observer

Logging software for the collection, analysis and presentation of observational data.

 

This software allows our researchers to:

  • Analyse observational video recordings and Tobii observations
  • Code and describe human behaviour 
  • Create maps and visualisations of observations
  • Code real time observations using handheld Pocket Observer

 

Noldus Face Reader

Software allowing the automatic analysis facial expressions, providing users with an objective assessment of a person's emotion

 

For more information visit The Noldus Observer website

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobii Eye Tracking System

 

The Tobii system consists of Tobii glasses and recording assistant worn by the participant during observations.

 

Tobii Eye Tracking System

 

Tobii eye tracking technology records visual footage as seen by the participant. Sensors track eye movements, identifying exact location of what the participant is looking at.

 

Tobii Capabilities

  • Diverse data collection, supporting a range of environments
  • Suitable for observing interactions in large environments and in close proximity
  • Useful for recording interactions with technology and systems

For more information visit the Tobii website