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‘Human Factors’ and ‘Human Performance’: What’s the difference?

The term ‘Human Performance’ (and ‘Human and Organisational Performance’ (or HOP) has become increasingly common in recent years in a number of industries, especially those with a safety focus. It is often associated with ‘Human Factors’, or even used as … Continue reading

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Human Factors at The Fringe

There have been many debates in human factors about its status as science or art or both, and the scientific literature has recorded some of the issues spanning back over 50 years (e.g., de Moraes, 2000; Moray, 1994; Wilson, 2000; … Continue reading

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Is Ergonomics a Scientific Discipline? No.

This is taken from the article “Head to head: Is Ergonomics a Scientific Discipline?”, published in The Ergonomist, Newsletter of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 2012. It is a response to an article by the IEHF President … Continue reading

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