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H. O. Obie et al., "Does Domain Change the Opinion of Individuals on Human Values? A Preliminary Investigation on eHealth Apps End-users," 2021 28th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), 2021, pp. 531-535, doi: 10.1109/APSEC53868.2021.00063.

Does domain change the opinion of individuals on human values? : a preliminary investigation on eHealth apps end-users

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Author: Obie, Humphrey O.1; Shahin, Mojtaba1; Grundy, John1;
Organizations: 1Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3CSIRO's Data61, Melbourne, Australia
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-11-17


The elicitation of end-users& human values — such as freedom, honesty, transparency, etc — is important in the development of software systems. We carried out two preliminary Q-studies to understand (a) the general human value opinion types of eHealth applications (apps) end-users (b) the eHealth domain human value opinion types of eHealth apps end-users (c) whether there are differences between the general and eHealth domain opinion types. Our early results show 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, and (3) benevolent, success-driven, and conformist end-user. Our results also show two value opinion types using domain-specific value instruments: (1) security-conscious, reputable, and honest end-user, and (2) 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.

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Series: Proceedings. Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference
ISSN: 1530-1362
ISSN-E: 2640-0715
ISSN-L: 1530-1362
ISBN: 978-1-6654-3784-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-3785-1
Pages: 531 - 535
DOI: 10.1109/apsec53868.2021.00063
Host publication: 2021 28th Asia-Pacific software engineering conference (APSEC)
Conference: Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is supported by ARC Discovery Grant DP200100020. Grundy is supported by ARC Laureate Fellowship FL190100035. Li is supported by ARC DECRA DE200100016.
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