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Advanced topics research

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Advanced topics research

  1. 1. Study MACREDIEResearch The influence of gender on communication efficiency and effectiveness.Question Are males better at route tasks with a partner?Sample Size 56 participants (31 males and 25 females) – from a UK university (various departments) – random groupingExperiment • Wizard of Oz experiment (2 people interact; one of whom thinks they are talking to a system) – Masking gender & seated in separate rooms • Instructors were made to believe they were talking to a robot + they had no dialogue or script • User had to guide robot to 6 designated locations (in fictitious town) • Only instructors had view of the map and destinations • They were talking to a robot, so they could not assume that there was shared knowledge. • MM/MF/FM/FF – pairings • Custom system developed for real time text communication • System kept a log of dialogue & kept a log of the robot co-ordinates each time a message was sent (meaning that they can analyse the text description) • User controlled robot with arrow keys • Users were given verbal and written instructions and a demonstration • They were informed that the robot could learn routes – so they wont guess it’s a human • They can use forward, back, left and right, but not north, south…. (reducing confusion)
  2. 2. Study MACREDIELit review • Strengths • 15 references in quite a small ‘background’ / lit review section • Type of paper • Weaknesses • A lot of references supported by Allen and DenisData • Study yielded 160 dialogues, 1460 instruction unitsAnalysis • Quantitative analysis of relevant data (time taken to complete task, number of words, turns and instructions in each dialogue) • Qualitative discourse analysis (number of miscommunication; granularity of instructions)Results from • Gender and role both have significant impactanalysis • Female instructors had to give less information when the follower was male • Male robots/followers had the leased execution errors and misunderstandings • Previous studies predict male superiority in both roles – mixed pairs actually exceeded or matched male performance
  3. 3. Study ELLIMANResearch What are the gaps in the research area “ICT for governance and policyQuestion modelling”. What needs to be addressedSample Size Not ApplicableExperiment Not Applicable
  4. 4. Study ELLIMANLit review • As a background section – 4 references but only an initial reportDataAnalysisResults fromanalysis
  5. 5. Study LOUVIERISResearchQuestionSample SizeExperiment
  6. 6. Study LOUVIERISLit review • As a background section – 4 references but only an initial reportDataAnalysisResults fromanalysis
  7. 7. Study YOUNGResearchQuestionSample SizeExperiment
  8. 8. Study YOUNGLit reviewDataAnalysisResults fromanalysis

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