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Reeves, B. and Nass, C. (1996) The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places. Chicago, IL, US: Center for the Study of Language and Information; New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press, 305 p.

Reeves and Nass (1996) made experiments to study if people are polite to computers in the same was as they are polite to humans interviewers, i.e., if they give more positive

Continue reading...Reeves, B. and Nass, C. (1996) The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places. Chicago, IL, US: Center for the Study of Language and Information; New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press, 305 p.

Christian, B. The Most Human Human: What talking with computers teaches us about what it means to be alive (2011)

Christian’s book is a story (almost a diary) about participating to the annual Loebner Prize Competition as a human confederate. Loebner prize competition is basically a Turing test competition where chatbots

Continue reading...Christian, B. The Most Human Human: What talking with computers teaches us about what it means to be alive (2011)

Lazar, J., Heidi, J. and Hochheiser, H. (2010) Research methods in human-computer interaction. Wiley, Glasgow, Great Britain. 426 p.

Lazar et al. have gathered a nice collection of central methods in HCI, and also in analysing both quantitative and qualitative data. The part of analysis starts from the very beginning

Continue reading...Lazar, J., Heidi, J. and Hochheiser, H. (2010) Research methods in human-computer interaction. Wiley, Glasgow, Great Britain. 426 p.