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Guidelines for Collecting Laboratory Speech Data

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

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Communication is at the forefront of team research and is useful for providing insights on the team members cognition and emotions, and on emerging group states such as team cohesion or shared situation awareness. Further, through various analysis methods, speech communication data provide insights into how information is gathered, shared, and used by team members. The goal of this report is to document guidelines and proper procedures for how to collect speech communication data in a laboratory setting. To reach this goal, this report first highlights the considerations in terms of hardware and software that are necessary for recording, storing, transcribing, and analyzing speech data. Then, we outline procedures and best practices for how to ensure data quality and describe various analysis methods that have been used in the human-autonomy teaming studies being conducted at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory. A troubleshooting section is provided that describes some common problems and potential solutions. Last, we include a use case for a human-autonomy teaming simulation study and the methods and procedures used to collect, store, and analyze speech data.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Acoustics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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[A, Approved For Public Release]