THEDRE “Traceable Human Experiment Design Research” is an approach that focuses on human-centred computer science research (HC2SR). It helps researchers in the integration of methods for producing data from the humanities and social sciences for the computer-science.
The objective is that the researcher can build his own method of conducting research for his projects or to support doctoral students.
In a pluridisciplinary context, the problem of traceability of results and data quality arises. THEDRE provides conceptual and technical tools to ensure the traceability of the research process. This work to formalize a research process provided an opportunity to create a modeling language for conducting research processes. The construction of this language and method is based on experiments conducted since 2008 in the HC2SR field.
THEDRE is a global method that recommends the use of quality approach tools: the Deming cycle and quality indicators of the research process and data quality. It offers an adaptable formalism to structure the process of conducting research in different areas of HC2SR.
THEDRE also aims to train young doctoral students in experimental practices for HC2SR in order to answer a research question and to associate quality approach tools with it.
In terms of the multidisciplinary nature of HC2SR, THEDRE aims to improve exchanges between researchers and specialists in the production and analysis of SHS data, i. e. methods to mobilize SHS tools, to identify the limits of these methods and to organize the experimental phases of research.
A quick video to present THEDRE (ppt file to put in slideshow mode, the sound starts automatically)