INTERFACES BETWEEN OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH,
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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The point of departure for the paper was a rather recent administrative realignment putting Human Factors and Operations Research in the same division of the Army Research Office. The theme has been that the two disciplines have more than an administrative framework in common. Human Factors researchers can benefit considerably from increased knowledge of Operations Research, and Operations Research can benefit from increased sophistication and interest in Human Factors areas. Certainly the two disciplines share objectives, and they have many similarities in how they approach a problem and how they judge the critical elements in the work and in the results. The special viewpoints and skills of each discipline seem to complement those of the other.
- Humanities and History
- Operations Research
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems