ERIC Number: ED243682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Research Needs for Human Factors.
Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Human factors engineering can be defined as the application of scientific principles, methods, and data drawn from a variety of disciplines to the development of engineering systems in which people play a significant role. Since human factors issues arise in every domain in which humans interact with the products of a technological society, six areas in which basic research is needed to improve the scientific basis of applied human factors work have been identified. These areas include: (1) human decision-making; (2) eliciting information from experts; (3) user-computer interaction; (4) supervisory control systems; (5) population group differences; and (6) applied methods (including education in this field). Each area is discussed in a separate chapter designed to be a self-contained report of the research needs in that area. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Human Factors.