While understanding specific research methods helps us conduct user experience research, we do our best work when we understand the foundations of research itself.
In this talk, we consider the context of research, answering: How do we even know anything? How do we pick the method we need to understand something in particular? And, how do we make sure we stay within the strengths of the chosen method?
This big picture view helps the researcher and the research consumer alike to better understand and take action based on research findings.