Attrition from Web-Based Cognitive Testing: A Repeated Measures Comparison of Gamification Techniques

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Title: Attrition from Web-Based Cognitive Testing: A Repeated Measures Comparison of Gamification Techniques
Authors: Lumsden, Jim
Skinner, Andy
Coyle, David
et al.
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Date: 22-Nov-2017
Abstract: The prospect of assessing cognition longitudinally and remotely is attractive to researchers, health practitioners, and pharmaceutical companies alike. However, such repeated testing regimes place a considerable burden on participants, and with cognitive tasks typically being regarded as effortful and unengaging, these studies may experience high levels of participant attrition. One potential solution is to gamify these tasks to make them more engaging: increasing participant willingness to take part and reducing attrition. However, such an approach must balance task validity with the introduction of entertaining gamelike elements.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: JMIR
Journal: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Volume: 19
Issue: 11
Copyright (published version): 2017 the Authors
Keywords: Machine learningStatisticsBehavioral researchBehavioral research methodsExperimental gamesComputersCognitionInternetPlay and playthingsPsychologyBoredomDask performance and anlaysisExecutive functionInhibition (psychology)
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.8473
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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