Five Degrees of Happiness: Effective Smiley Face Likert Scales for Evaluating with Children

Hall, Lynne, Hume, C. and Tazzyman, S. (2016) Five Degrees of Happiness: Effective Smiley Face Likert Scales for Evaluating with Children. In: ACM Interaction Design with Children (IDC 2016), 21-24 June, Manchester, UK. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on achieving optimal responses through supporting children's judgements, using Smiley Face Likert scales as a rating scale for quantitative questions in evaluations. It highlights the need to provide appropriate methods for children to communicate judgements, highlighting that the traditional Smiley Face Likert scale does not provide an appropriate method. The paper outlines a range of studies, identifying that to achieve differentiated data and full use of rating scales by children that faces with positive emotions should be used within Smiley Face Likert scales. The proposed rating method, the Five Degrees of Happiness Smiley Face Likert scale, was used in a large-scale summative evaluation of a Serious Game resulting in variance within and between children, with all points of the scale used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Computing
Divisions: Digital Innovation Beacon
Digital Innovation Beacon > Computing Workstream
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Computing Engineering and Technology
Depositing User: Paula Normington
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 11:53
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 11:53
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6379

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