The Open UniversitySkip to content

A Standardised Format for Exchanging User Study Instruments

Hall, Mark Michael and Bogers, Toine (2020). A Standardised Format for Exchanging User Study Instruments. CHIIR '20: Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval pp. 457–461.

Full text available as:
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (973kB) | Preview
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Increasing re-use in Interactive Information Retrieval (IIR) has been an ongoing aim in IIR for a significant amount of time, however progress has been limited and patchy. While re-use of some study aspects can be difficult due to the varied nature of IIR studies, the use of pre- and post-task self-reported measures is widespread and relatively standardised. Nevertheless, re-use of elements in this area is also limited, in part because systems used to implement them are not able to exchange question, instruments, or complete study setups. To address this, this paper presents a standardised, but extendable, format for IIR survey instrument exchange.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2020 The Authors
Keywords: IIR; re-use; research design; data exchange; standardisation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 69897
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2020 10:15
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2020 21:43
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU