Evaluation of Human Work / Edition 2

Evaluation of Human Work / Edition 2

by E. N. Corlett
     
 

This bestselling textbook has now been fully revised and updated from its original 1990 edition. Comprising a compendium of ergonomics methods and techniques which is both broad and deep, it covers every aspect of human work and is carefully designed and written to accompany and complement other texts on ergonomics and human factors principles and theory. New and old… See more details below

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This bestselling textbook has now been fully revised and updated from its original 1990 edition. Comprising a compendium of ergonomics methods and techniques which is both broad and deep, it covers every aspect of human work and is carefully designed and written to accompany and complement other texts on ergonomics and human factors principles and theory. New and old readers alike will be delighted by the revision of chapters on the framework and context of methodology, the observation of performance, task analysis, experimental and study design, data collection, product assessment, environmental assessment, measurement of work and the evaluation of work systems (human-computer interface, computer-aided design and work stress). There are five entirely new chapters on control room ergonomics, psychophysiological functions, ergonomics risk assessment, fieldwork and participatory work design. The editors have once again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to introduce their most valued techniques and methods. Readers of Evaluation of Human Work will be as diverse as its contents. They may be students seeking an introduction for ergonomics investigantion; industrial, business, or human-service-oriented professionals seeking an understanding of what ergonomics can offer; or qualified ergonomists seeking to inform their practice. All will find it interesting: to many it will become an invaluable resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748400843
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/13/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.42(h) x 2.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1A framework and a context for ergonomics methodology1
2Methods for direct observation of performance45
3Subjective assessment69
4The use of archival data101
5Designing ergonomics studies and experiments113
6Task analysis144
7Verbal protocol analysis169
8Simulation and modelling202
9Computerized data collection in ergonomics229
10Product assessment and user trials249
11Is this chapter any use? Methods for evaluating text285
12Evaluation of human-computer interaction at the user interface to advanced IT systems310
13Human-machine interfaces for systems control357
14Knowledge elicitation: a systematic approach406
15Assessment of the visual environment445
16Ergonomics assessment of thermal environments483
17Auditory environment and noise assessment506
18Human responses to vibration: principles and methods541
19Anthropometry and the design of workspaces557
20Computer aided ergonomics and workspace design574
21The evaluation of industrial seating621
22Measurement and assessment of dynamic work640
23The evaluation of posture and its effects662
24Biomechanical methods in posture analysis714
25Techniques in mental workload assessment749
26The nature and measurement of work stress: theory and practice783
27Assessment of visual performance804
28The definition and measurement of visual fatigue840
29Practical measurement of psychophysiological functions for determining workloads864
30Evaluating work conditions and risk of injury - techniques for field surveys892
31Human reliability assessment921
32Accident reporting and analysis969
33The analysis of organizations as an aid for ergonomics practice993
34Economic analysis in ergonomics1017
35Undertaking an ergonomics study in industry1041
36New systems implementation1055
37Ergonomics and participation1071
38Methods in context: the future1097
Contributors1109
Index1119

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