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International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology, 3rd, (ICMET-China 2011), Volumes 1–3

Yi Xie
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Many areas of research in human computer interface discuss the complementarities between the two types of studies. The purpose of this paper is to is to return to long neglected possibilities by reinvestigating areas of methodology and epistemology concerned with the generation of a framework that embraces both instrumental and analytic research. A hypothetical example, in terms of industrial organization and strategic decision making is introduced discussing the possibilities for the triangulation of methods and paradigms and the role of the HCI. The conclusion is that an improved understanding of the HCI requires a broader research methodology than presently exists. Both type of research and the dynamic context of operate are important and need to be combined within an integrated framework. It has been concerned with the construction of integrating frameworks that embrace and alternative logic of inference and the context of the computer operating environment. This requires refinements of existing approaches together with a broader research methodology. Only by establishing such frameworks will an improved understanding of the HCI industry be achieved. An eclectic approach of choosing research methods is recommended in light of the fact that HCI scholars and practitioners deal with complex phenomena and, as a result, rigorous, scientific methods are not always appropriate for the problems encountered.

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