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LifeGuide: an infrastructure for empowering behavioural intervention research

LifeGuide: an infrastructure for empowering behavioural intervention research
LifeGuide: an infrastructure for empowering behavioural intervention research
Behavioural interventions are packages of tailored advice and support for behaviour change, which are known as one of the most important methodologies and technologies adopted by social scientists for understanding and changing behaviour.There has been a trend for more and more behavioural intervention studies to be carried out on-line. It has been demonstrated that web-based behavioural interventions have many advantages over the traditional face-to-face method. However, at this stage in time, due to the lack of software for authoring WBBIs, their potential is severely restricted. Many commercial applications that could potentially be used for creating interventions have been shown to be inflexible for social science research. Therefore, researchers need to develop WBBI applications and analyse the data of each intervention individually. This vast duplication of effort in producing similar WBBIs, has limited the number of interventions that can be developed and evaluated, thereby limiting the accumulation of knowledge behavioural intervention research. LifeGuide is a social science research environment co-designed by both computer scientists and behavioural psychologists for accelerating WBBI research. The system is aimed at enabling social scientists with minimal technical expertise to design, develop and deploy a WBBI by themselves. The intervention and its results can be shared or reused within the research community to devise evolving interventions. The data for each intervention can be potentially integrated to carry out large scale data analysis to answer further research questions.
behavioural intervention
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Joseph, Judith
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Yang, Yang, Osmond, Adrian, Weal, Mark, Wills, Gary, De Roure, David, Joseph, Judith and Yardley, Lucy (2009) LifeGuide: an infrastructure for empowering behavioural intervention research. UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom. 07 - 09 Dec 2009.

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Behavioural interventions are packages of tailored advice and support for behaviour change, which are known as one of the most important methodologies and technologies adopted by social scientists for understanding and changing behaviour.There has been a trend for more and more behavioural intervention studies to be carried out on-line. It has been demonstrated that web-based behavioural interventions have many advantages over the traditional face-to-face method. However, at this stage in time, due to the lack of software for authoring WBBIs, their potential is severely restricted. Many commercial applications that could potentially be used for creating interventions have been shown to be inflexible for social science research. Therefore, researchers need to develop WBBI applications and analyse the data of each intervention individually. This vast duplication of effort in producing similar WBBIs, has limited the number of interventions that can be developed and evaluated, thereby limiting the accumulation of knowledge behavioural intervention research. LifeGuide is a social science research environment co-designed by both computer scientists and behavioural psychologists for accelerating WBBI research. The system is aimed at enabling social scientists with minimal technical expertise to design, develop and deploy a WBBI by themselves. The intervention and its results can be shared or reused within the research community to devise evolving interventions. The data for each intervention can be potentially integrated to carry out large scale data analysis to answer further research questions.

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Published date: 7 December 2009
Venue - Dates: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2009-12-07 - 2009-12-09
Keywords: behavioural intervention

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Local EPrints ID: 146381
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/146381
PURE UUID: fcc01dd5-132e-4fb3-bf9a-287005f60490
ORCID for Mark Weal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6251-8786
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088
ORCID for David De Roure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016
ORCID for Lucy Yardley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3853-883X

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2010 09:53
Last modified: 19 Jun 2019 00:37

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Author: Yang Yang
Author: Adrian Osmond
Author: Mark Weal ORCID iD
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: David De Roure ORCID iD
Author: Judith Joseph
Author: Lucy Yardley ORCID iD

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