HARK No More: On the Preregistration of CHI Experiments

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada

Abstract

Experimental preregistration is required for publication in many scientific disciplines and venues. When experimental intentions are preregistered, reviewers and readers can be confident that experimental evidence in support of reported hypotheses is not the result of HARKing, which stands for Hypothesising After the Results are Known. We review the motivation and outcomes of experimental preregistration across a variety of disciplines, as well as previous work commenting on the role of evaluation in HCI research. We then discuss how experimental preregistration could be adapted to the distinctive
characteristics of Human-Computer Interaction empirical research, to the betterment of the discipline.

Bibliographic note

CHI 2018 - Best paper award.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2018
EventACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
https://chi2018.acm.org/

Conference

ConferenceACM CHI 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/04/1826/04/18
Internet address