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    Qualitative Research in HRI: A Review and Taxonomy

    Veling, Louise and McGinn, Conor (2021) Qualitative Research in HRI: A Review and Taxonomy. International Journal of Social Robotics, 13 (7). pp. 1689-1709. ISSN 1875-4791

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    The field of human–robot interaction (HRI) is young and highly inter-disciplinary, and the approaches, standards and methods proper to it are still in the process of negotiation. This paper reviews the use of qualitative methods and approaches in the HRI literature in order to contribute to the development of a foundation of approaches and methodologies for these new research areas. In total, 73 papers that use qualitative methods were systematically reviewed. The review reveals that there is widespread use of qualitative methods in HRI, but very different approaches to reporting on it, and high variance in the rigour with which the approaches are applied. We also identify the key qualitative methods used. A major contribution of this paper is a taxonomy categorizing qualitative research in HRI in two dimensions: by ’study type’ and based on the specific qualitative method used

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Veling, L., McGinn, C. Qualitative Research in HRI: A Review and Taxonomy. Int J of Soc Robotics 13, 1689–1709 (2021).
    Keywords: Qualitative methods; Survey; Taxonomy; Human–robot interaction; Social robotics; Interviews; Ethnography; Participatory design · Social science · Grounded theory
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Item ID: 16786
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    Depositing User: Louise Veling
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2022 09:20
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Social Robotics
    Publisher: Springer link
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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