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Supporting the running and analysis of trials of web-based behaviour interventions: the lifeguide

Yang, Yang, Osmond, A., Chen, X., Weal, Mark J., Wills, G., De Roure, D., Joseph, Judith A. and Yardley, Lucy (2009) Supporting the running and analysis of trials of web-based behaviour interventions: the lifeguide At 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, United Kingdom. 07 - 09 Dec 2009.

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Abstract—Behavioural interventions - packages of advice
and support for behaviour change - are one of the most
important methodologies and technologies employed by
social scientists for understanding and changing
behaviour. A typical web-based behavioural intervention
study includes the designing, deploying, piloting and
trialling of the intervention as well as data analysis. We
have developed a research environment named
LifeGuide, which covers the full scope of this process,
enabling social scientists to carry out intervention studies with minimal technical expertise. In this paper, we
present how the LifeGuide can assist and accelerate
intervention research, particularly focusing on
supporting the running and analysis of trials of webbased
behavioural interventions along with the case study
of an intervention that has been developed within the

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e-pub ahead of print date: December 2009
Venue - Dates: 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, United Kingdom, 2009-12-07 - 2009-12-09


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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2010 11:15
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:04

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Author: Yang Yang
Author: A. Osmond
Author: X. Chen
Author: Mark J. Weal ORCID iD
Author: G. Wills ORCID iD
Author: D. De Roure ORCID iD
Author: Lucy Yardley

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