[UX_Papers we love] V. Bondarchuk "Do You Really Only Need to Test with 5 Users"

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Our third meetup for UX papers, this time Victoria Bondarchuk will present:

Refining the test phase of usability evaluation: how many subjects is enough?Virzi, R. A. (1992)


http://www.measuringu.com/: Want to get a reaction? Just mention testing with five users (http://www.measuringu.com/five-users.php) to anyone in software development. Few topics elicit more emotion than small sample sizes in user testing (http://www.measuringu.com/blog/five-history.php). Robert Virzi's paper codified this number into UX history. It was one of a few papers which showed how to use the Binomial (or Poisson) distributions to arrive at the now famous formula (http://www.measuringu.com/qualitative_sidebar.htm)

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