### How to Compare Two Dependent Proportions

In math class, we spend a lot of time learning fractions because they are so important in everyday life (e.g., budgeting, purchasing at the grocery store). Fractions are also used extensively in UX research (e.g., the fundamental completion rate is a fraction), typically expressed as percentages or proportions. Unfortunately, fractions are also hard to learn,

### Classifying Tech Savviness Levels with Technical Activity Checklists

In an earlier article, we demonstrated the validity of measuring tech savviness with technical activity checklists (TAC™) by analyzing the correlation between TAC scores and successful completion rates in four usability studies. The TAC scores significantly correlated with success rates (i.e., people with higher levels of tech savviness tended to complete more tasks). On average,

### Does Removing the Neutral Response Option Affect Rating Behavior?

Many topics about the design of rating scales can provoke strong opinions and heated debates. The arguments include whether or not scales should include a neutral response. Unlike rating scales with an even number of points (e.g., 4, 6, or 10), rating scales with an odd number of points (e.g., 5, 7, or 11) contain

### When and Why to Use a Click Test

Where will people click on a webpage or app? It’s a good question because knowing where people click can help designers understand how functions and content help or inhibit users from accomplishing their tasks. Our earlier research has shown that the first click on images is reasonably predictive of the first click on live websites,

### Measuring Tech Savviness

What is tech savviness? While it might be hard to define, you probably know someone whom you consider tech savvy—they might even be your go-to person for solving tech issues. Or maybe you know people who aren’t tech savvy and struggle with all technology. But why should UX researchers care? The concept of tech savviness

### 46 UX Metrics, Methods, & Measurement Articles from 2019

Happy new year from all of us at MeasuringU! In 2019 we posted 46 new articles and added significant new features to MUIQ—our UX testing platform—including think-aloud videos with picture in picture and an advanced UX metrics dashboard. We hosted our seventh UX Measurement Bootcamp, and MeasuringU Press published Jim Lewis’s book, Using the PSSUQ

### Is a Three-Point Scale Good Enough?

Five-point scales are the best. No, seven points. Never use a ten-point scale. Eleven points “pretend noise is science.” You never need more than three points. Few things seem to elicit more opinions (and misinformation) in measurement than the “right” number of scale points to use in a rating scale response option. For example, here

### Where Do UX Research Methods Come From?

UX professionals use many methods to help understand and improve the user experience. Among the most popular are usability testing, expert reviews, surveys, and card sorting. But where did these methods come from? The field of UX research is relatively new, but its methods are not. And while UX methods may have new names, many

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