Conference Proceedings

A critique of electrodermal activity practices at chi

E Babaei, B Tag

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | ACM | Published : 2021

Abstract

Electrodermal activity data is widely used in HCI to capture rich and unbiased signals. Results from related felds, however, have sug-gested several methodological issues that can arise when practices do not follow established standards. In this paper, we present a sys-tematic methodological review of CHI papers involving the use of EDA data according to best practices from the feld of psychophysi-ology, where standards are well-established and mature. We found severe issues in our sample at all stages of the research process.To ensure the validity of future research, we highlight pitfalls and ofer directions for how to improve community standards.