Conducting "in-person" research during a pandemic

Dupuis, Marc J. and Renaud, Karen; (2020) Conducting "in-person" research during a pandemic. In: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Information Technology Education. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 320-323. ISBN 9781450370455 (

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions across the world; universities have not been exempt. This has included disruptions in not only the delivery of traditional in-person classes, but also research. In this paper, we detail the efforts undertaken to modify the research protocols originally developed for a longitudinal experiment design with two in-person components to it. In particular, we address the challenges and benefits of this conversion, including issues related to compensation, scheduling, technical issues, and attempts to replace the in-person component of the original design.


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