Literature Search—Reactance in Literature

  • Patrick EhrenbrinkEmail author
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The first step in the literature search was finding relevant papers that dealt with reactance in the context of human–computer interaction. In order to find such papers, a literature search was performed in the ACM digital library ( publication database, Google Scholar (, as well as in ScienceDirect ( and also in the references of identified papers. The results of the research that is described in Chaps.  2 and   3 have been published in  [7]. The texts in this chapter roughly follow the published paper but data has been reanalyzed. That publication also includes the publications [5, 6] which were published by the author of this thesis. These publications cover experiments that are presented in Chaps.  4 and   8 and are therefore not included in the current literature analysis.


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  1. 1.Werder (Havel)Germany

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