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Using Think-Aloud Interviews and Cognitive Labs in Educational Research

Jacqueline P. Leighton


The new millennium has ushered in fresh challenges for educational training of the next generation of workers, global thinkers, and an informed citizenry in a rapidly changing cultural milieu. Methods and tools for exploring phenomena are increasing at rapid rates, especially methods designed to explore how individuals make sense of information and use it to solve problems. Methodological approaches that involve interviewing and probing for human understanding and problem solving have garnered significant attention in the fields of education and psychology. Think-aloud interviews and cognitive ... More

Keywords: Qualitative methods, qualitative data, verbal reports, think-aloud methods, cognitive labs, psychological processes, and validation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199372904
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline P. Leighton, author
Professor and Chair of Educational Psychology, Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation, University of Alberta