Accession Number : ADA449707


Title :   Work Domain Analysis: Theoretical Concepts and Methodology


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Naikar, Neelam ; Hopcroft, Robyn ; Moylan, Anna


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a449707.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : This report contributes to the development of a coherent theoretical and methodological approach for work domain analysis (WDA), the first phase of cognitive work analysis. The report: (1) addresses a number of conceptual issues relating to WDA, including differences in the approaches of Rasmussen, Pejtersen, and Goodstein (1994) and Vicente (1999); (2) proposes a methodology for performing WDA; and (3) illustrates the theoretical concepts and methodology for WDA with a work domain of a home - a system' that will be highly familiar to everyone. This research will help to: make WDA more accessible to researchers and practitioners who were not involved in the development of WDA or who cannot be apprenticed to experts in WDA; reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to perform WDA even for experts in WDA; and facilitate the application of WDA to large-scale industry projects. In addition, by making the methodology for WDA more explicit, this research will allow the methodology, or at least parts of the methodology, to be tested empirically.


Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY , *THEORY , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , COGNITION , WORK , BEHAVIOR , ADAPTATION , AUSTRALIA


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE