Does Domain Change the Opinion of Individuals on Human Values? A Preliminary Investigation on eHealth Apps End-users

The elicitation of end-users human values – such as freedom, honesty, transparency – is important in the development of software systems.

In this project, we carried out two preliminary Q-studies to understand:

  • the general human value opinion types of eHealth app end users
  • the eHealth domain human value opinion types of eHealth app end users
  • whether there are differences between the general and eHealth domain opinion types.

Our initial results revealed three value opinion types using generic value instruments:

  1. fun-loving, success-driven and independent end user
  2. security-conscious, socially concerned and success-driven end user
  3. benevolent, success-driven and conformist end user

We also identified two value opinion types using domain-specific value instruments: security-conscious, reputable and honest end-user, and success-driven, reputable and pain-avoiding end user.

Given these results, consideration should be given to domain context in the design and application of values elicitation instruments.

More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4npR02N53w&feature=youtu.be

Publication

Dataset

Does Domain Change the Opinion of Individuals on Human Values? A Preliminary Investigation on eHealth Apps End-users

Project Lead

  • Dr Humphrey Obie

Investigators

  • Prof. John Grundy, Dr Waqar Hussain, Dr Mojtaba Shahin, Prof. Jon Whittle, Prof Burak Turhan, Dr Xin Xia, Dr Li Li

Does Domain Change the Opinion of Individuals on Human Values? A Preliminary Investigation on eHealth Apps End-users