user studies

Terms from Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data

When a system or context is investigated by using real users. User studies are often regarded as being the gold standard form of evaluation, but may not always be possible, for example, if the intended users are difficult to contact or a vulnerable group.

Used on pages 3, 13, 14, 32, 33, 59, 108, 114

Also known as user study, user test, user testing, user trial, user-testing