Writing Human Factors Research Papers

A Guidebook

Writing Human Factors Research Papers

It is one thing to write a good scientific paper; it is quite another thing to get it published. Don Harris draws upon nearly a quarter of a century of experience as an author and reviewer of research papers, and ultimately as a journal editor. By his own admission, it contains all the things he wished that his mentors had told him 25 years ago, but did not. The material in the book is drawn from many years of finding all these things out for himself.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice

Improving System Performance and Human Well-Being in the Real World

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice

This edited book concerns the real practice of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E), conveying the perspectives and experiences of practitioners and other stakeholders in a variety of industrial sectors, organisational settings and working contexts. The book blends literature on the nature of practice with diverse and eclectic reflections from experience in a range of contexts, from healthcare to agriculture. It explores what helps and what hinders the achievement of the core goals of HF/E: improved system performance and human wellbeing. The book should be of interest to current HF/E practitioners, future HF/E practitioners, allied practitioners, HF/E advocates and ambassadors, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and clients of HF/E services and products.

The Human Factors of Transport Signs

The Human Factors of Transport Signs

The ubiquitous nature of transport signs on roadways, railways, and in airports can lead to an overload of visual information, yet little research has been done to understand the design and use of such signs from a driver‘s perspective. The Human Factors of Transport Signs explores key transport sign research and examines new technologies

Development of Human Factors Guidelines for Advanced Traveler Information Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations

Definition and Prioritization Research Studies

Development of Human Factors Guidelines for Advanced Traveler Information Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations

The goal of the activities documented in this report was to produce a prioritized list of candidate studies and issues that would guide data acquisition in this project. This goal was accomplished in three steps. First, 91 issues were compiled from earlier research in this effort. Second, a set of 14 criteria, 9 substantive and 5 methodological, were defined. Eight experienced human factors experts completed all 2,184 cells in a rating matrix for a total of 17,472 rating entries in the data set. Third, a linear psychometric model was used to prioritize the 91 issues. The model was validated by sending the raters three short prioritized lists, one of which was (unknown to the raters) a stratified random sample of studies and issues.

Railroad Research Study background papers

these papers were presented at the Railroad Research Study held June 30-July 25, 1975, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Railroad Research Study background papers


Breaking the Mishap Chain

Human Factors Lessons Learned from Aerospace Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight Test, and Development

Breaking the Mishap Chain


Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up

Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up

This text provides comprehensive advice on how to build a successful grant proposal, from the top down and from the bottom up. Editor Robert J. Sternberg gathers editorial expertise from distinguished members of associations in the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which includes some of the most successful grant applicants and grant givers in the field of brain and behavioral sciences. The chapter authors offer readers practical advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals in order to maximize their chances of success. Exploring both grant writers' and grant providers' perspectives, Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up provides valuable insight into general strategies on how to write and submit proposals, as well as detailed information on the various types of proposals needed to reach particular research and teaching goals.