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  1. think aloud protocol(Noun)

    A data-gathering method used in a variety of research areas in which a person or a group of people are asked to verbalise their thought processes as they do a specific task which are then recorded on paper, audio or video for further analysis. Commonly abbreviated as TAP.


  1. Think aloud protocol

    Think-aloud protocol is a method used to gather data in usability testing in product design and development, in psychology and a range of social sciences. The think-aloud method was introduced in the usability field by Clayton Lewis while he was at IBM, and is explained in Task-Centered User Interface Design: A Practical Introduction by C. Lewis and J. Rieman. The method was developed based on the techniques of protocol analysis by Ericsson and Simon. Think-aloud protocols involve participants thinking aloud as they are performing a set of specified tasks. Users are asked to say whatever they are looking at, thinking, doing, and feeling as they go about their task. This enables observers to see first-hand the process of task completion. Observers at such a test are asked to objectively take notes of everything that users say, without attempting to interpret their actions and words. Test sessions are often audio- and video-recorded so that developers can go back and refer to what participants did and how they reacted. The purpose of this method is to make explicit what is implicitly present in subjects who are able to perform a specific task.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of think aloud protocol in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of think aloud protocol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • با صدای بلند فکر پروتکلPersian
  • जोर से प्रोटोकॉलHindi

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