FDA066/HMI503. Human Factors Research Methodology and Field Experimentation, 5p

Instructor Fang Chen IKP/LITH, fanch@ikp.liu.se
Examinator Kjell Ohlsson.
Semester Fall 2002, It will start week No 39 and be given on Tuesdays until December 17, 9.00-12.00.
Prerequisites Graduate Student status or advanced undergraduate.
Goals
Content
  1. Ethics in research
  2. Field experimentation
  3. Laboratory versus field research
  4. Quasi-experimental design
  5. Validity and reliability of measurement.
  6. Critique of scientific articles.
  7. Various methods for studying human performance and collecting data including
    • use of behavioral taxonomies
    • task analysis
    • system analysis
    • verbal protocols
    • questionnaires
    • surveys
    • scaling
    • psychophysics.
Literature
  • Cook, T.D. , and Campbell, D.T. (1979). Quasi-Experimentation: Design & Analysis Issues for Field Settings. Houghton Mifflin Company, U.S.A.
  • Wilson, J.R. ,and Corlett, E.N. (Eds.) (1995). Evaluation of Human Work - A practical ergonomics methodology. Taylor & Francis, Great Britain.
  • Research articles

Examination Home works, Two written tests
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