|Title||An Integrated Modular Online Experiment Platform Proposal for Simulation-Based Experiments with Domain Experts as Participants|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Lien, S., and J. M. Histon|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting|
Researchers face difficulty in accessing subject-matter-experts as participants in lab settings for many common human factor research studies. Delivering such experiments online would allow researchers access to a much broader population of subject-matter-experts; however, currently, there appears to be a lack of demonstrated techniques to design and deliver complex research studies on the web. This is particularly the case for experiments involving communication between multiple participants, simulated dynamic task envi-ronments, and participant screening for domain expertise. This paper describes and demonstrates a novel technique of integrating current online video-sharing technology, web-site templating and embedding third-party technologies to create a re-usable, customizable, on-line experiment delivery platform. This allows researchers to include a broader population of subject-matter-experts in a time and cost efficient manner.
An Integrated Modular Online Experiment Platform Proposal for Simulation-Based Experiments with Domain Experts as Participants