Suspicion Check

One of the most interesting parts of each lab session for my study is at the very end, when I perform a ‘suspicion check’. This simply means that I ask each participant what they believe the purpose of my study is based on their exposure to all of its elements. Given the broad range of computer tasks and survey questions, participants in my study absorb a lot of information in just under an hour, so it is no surprise (but still a relief) when they fail to read back to me my true research question.

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