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Chapter 10: The Challenges of Practice-Oriented Research

by Claire Williams and Paul M. Salmon Practitioner summary Practice-oriented research looks to produce knowledge that practitioners and others can do something with, rather than simply to further describe a problem. However, using research to generate instrumental knowledge is challenging; … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Organisational Contexts for Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice

by Steven Shorrock and Claire Williams Practitioner summary The way HF/E fits within an organisation and interacts with other organisations is integral to HF/E in practice. In this chapter, we consider four broad contexts of HF/E practice via interviews with … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: ‘Ergonomics and Ergonomists’: Lessons for Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice from the Past and Present

by Patrick Waterson Practitioner summary This chapter provides some reflection on the development of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) over time and examines the various conceptions of HF/E that have emerged in terms of its status as ‘science’ and ‘practice’. The … Continue reading

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