We have just completed a short guide on how to use Retrospective Think Aloud with eye tracking in usability research which is aimed at usability researchers that want to try out this method. The guide covers the following topics:
- What is Retrospective Think Aloud and Why is it Suitable for Eye Tracking Studies?
- What Should I Consider When Designing My Eye Tracking Usability Study?
- How Do I Select the Participants?
- How Do I Create Tasks?
- How Do I Design The Study So I Get the Kind of Data I Want?
- How Can I Collect The Participants Thoughts and Opinions?
- Pre- and Posttest Questions
- Interview Protocol
- How Can I Make Sure That the Testing Will Run According To Plan?
- What Else Should I Consider When Designing the Study?
- What Special Considerations Do I Need to Have When Designing a Cued RTA Study?
- When Should the Retrospective Session be Positioned Within the Test?
- Which Cue Should Be Used?
- Using a Gaze Plot as a Cue in an RTA Interview
- Eye Gaze Video as a Cue
- Other Cues
- How Can a RTA Session be Recorded?
- What Should I Do Once the Testing Is Completed?
- How Can the Data Collected be Used?
- How Can the Findings be Presented?
- Recommended reading
You can download the guide here as a PDF document:
Guidelines for Using the Retrospective Think Aloud Protocol with Eye Tracking