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A methodology for creating and validating psychological stories for conveying and measuring psychological traits

A methodology for creating and validating psychological stories for conveying and measuring psychological traits
A methodology for creating and validating psychological stories for conveying and measuring psychological traits
Personality impacts all areas of our lives; it governs who we are and how we react to life’s challenges. Personalized systems that adapt to end users should take into account the user’s personality to perform well. Several methodologies (e.g. User-as-Wizard, indirect studies) that use personality adaptation require first for personality to be conveyed to the participant; this has few validated approaches. Furthermore, measuring personality is often time consuming, prone to response bias (e.g. using questionnaires) or data intensive (e.g. using behaviour or text mining). This paper presents a methodology for creating and validating stories to convey psychological traits and for using such stories with a personality slider scale to measure these traits. We present the validation of the scale and evaluate its reliability. To evidence the validity of the methodology, we outline studies where the stories and scale have been effectively applied (in recommender systems, intelligent tutoring systems, and persuasive systems).
Empirical methodology, Personality, Personality measurement, Research tools
1573-1391
1-46
Smith, Kirsten
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Dennis, Matt
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Masthoff, Judith
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Tintarev, Nava
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Smith, Kirsten, Dennis, Matt, Masthoff, Judith and Tintarev, Nava (2019) A methodology for creating and validating psychological stories for conveying and measuring psychological traits. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 1-46. (doi:10.1007/s11257-019-09219-6).

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Abstract

Personality impacts all areas of our lives; it governs who we are and how we react to life’s challenges. Personalized systems that adapt to end users should take into account the user’s personality to perform well. Several methodologies (e.g. User-as-Wizard, indirect studies) that use personality adaptation require first for personality to be conveyed to the participant; this has few validated approaches. Furthermore, measuring personality is often time consuming, prone to response bias (e.g. using questionnaires) or data intensive (e.g. using behaviour or text mining). This paper presents a methodology for creating and validating stories to convey psychological traits and for using such stories with a personality slider scale to measure these traits. We present the validation of the scale and evaluate its reliability. To evidence the validity of the methodology, we outline studies where the stories and scale have been effectively applied (in recommender systems, intelligent tutoring systems, and persuasive systems).

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 January 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 March 2019
Keywords: Empirical methodology, Personality, Personality measurement, Research tools

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Local EPrints ID: 429327
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429327
ISSN: 1573-1391
PURE UUID: 448850bd-8e14-4884-8603-631c1f888d6a

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Date deposited: 26 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 18:28

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