4th Edition

Evaluation of Human Work

Edited By John R. Wilson, Sarah Sharples Copyright 2015
    1036 Pages 226 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a "doing it" perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches.

    See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

    • Significant change of authorship and content in each chapter
    • Five new chapters covering inclusive design, situation awareness, neuroergonomics, ergonomics and quality, and standards in ergonomics design and evaluation
    • Discussion of the idea of reflective practice and Ergonomics/Human Factors
    • Examination of the systems perspective now prevalent in the field
    • Coverage of new tools and the relationship between these physiologically measured parameters and theoretical concepts such as workload, fatigue, stress, or effort

    In addition to being a foundational text, the book is an authoritative reference for practising ergonomists. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition retains the features that have made the book a perennial favorite. After reading each chapter you will feel as though you understand the context of how to practise ergonomics and what aspects of method selection and implementation you should consider. The book provides a guide to the benefits ergonomics and human factors can offer industry, business, or human service professionals.

    Methods in the Understanding of Human Factors
    John R. Wilson and Sarah Sharples
    Experimental Design and Analysis
    Colin Drury, Victor Paquet and Harrison Kelly
    Study and Analysis of Complex Cognitive Work
    Ann Bisantz, Emilie Roth and Jennifer Watts-Englert
    Methods for Collecting and Observing Participant Responses
    Sarah Sharples and Sue Cobb
    Qualitative Methodology
    Sue Hignett and Hilary McDermott
    Task Analysis
    Andrew Shepherd
    Knowledge Elicitation: Methods, Tools and Techniques
    Nigel R. Shadbolt and Paul R. Smart
    Simulation and Digital Human Modelling
    Glyn Lawson and Gary Burnett
    Systems Analysis and Design
    Robert Houghton, Nora Balfe and John R. Wilson
    Involving People in Design Research
    David Kirk, Ian McClelland and Jane Fulton Suri
    Inclusive Design and Design for Special Populations
    Edward Elton and Colette Nicolle
    Analysis and Design of Warnings in the Workplace
    Christopher B. Mayhorn, Michael S. Wogalter and Kenneth R. Laughery
    Evaluating Human-Computer Interaction
    Chris Baber
    Analysing and Designing Control Facilities
    Rebecca Charles, Sarah Sharples, Jane A. Rajan, John R. Wilson and John Wood
    Physiological Bases of Work Assessment
    Karen Søgaard and Gisela Sjøgaard
    Assessment of Physical Job Demands
    Jonisha P. Pollard and Patrick G. Dempsey
    Biomechanical Basis of Ergonomics Assessment
    Patrick G. Dempsey and Moira Munro
    Definition and Measurement of Human Workload
    Sarah Sharples and Ted Megaw
    Situation Awareness
    David Golightly
    Assessment of Potentially Streßful Work and Organisational Environments: Theory and Method
    Tom Cox and Amanda Griffiths
    Psychophysiological Measurement of Physical and Cognitive Work
    Jung-Yong Kim, Young-Jin Cho and Seung-Nam Min
    Neuroergonomic Methods for the Evaluation of Cognitive and Physical Work
    Raja Parasuraman and Ranjana Mehta
    Environmental Ergonomics Survey
    Ken Parsons
    Ergonomics Assessment of Thermal Environments
    Ken Parsons
    Assessment of the Visual Environment
    Peter A. Howarth
    Auditory Environment and Noise Assessment
    Christine M. Haslegrave
    Anthropometry for Ergonomic Design
    David Feathers, Clive D’Souza and Victor Paquet
    Sociotechnical Design of Work Systems
    Patrick Waterson
    Teamwork and Team Performance Measurement
    Alyssa Marshall, Tiffany Bisbey and Eduardo Salas
    Human Reliability Aßeßment
    Barry Kirwan
    Incident Reporting and Analysis
    Brendan Ryan
    Ergonomic Interventions in the Implementation of New Technical Systems
    Ken Eason
    Methods in Systems Ergonomics
    Carys E. Siemieniuch and Murray A. Sinclair
    Participatory Ergonomics
    Diane Gyi, Sally Shalloe and John R. Wilson
    Cost-Benefit Analysis for Human Factors
    Emile Tompa, Mike Foley and Dwayne Van Eerd
    Integrating Ergonomics and Quality Concepts
    Jörgen A.E. Eklund and Paul H.P. Yeow
    Standards in Ergonomics Design and Evaluation
    Mike Gray and Tom Stewart
    Ergonomics and HF as Reflective Practice
    Sarah Sharples and Peter Buckle


    John R Wilson was Professor of Human Factors at the University of Nottingham and also worked for many years part time as a human factors specialist within Network Rail, the UK rail infrastructure provider. He was both a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Engineer, as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (president in 2010-2011), member of the HFES and Registered European Ergonomist. He was editor-in-chief of Applied Ergonomics, in 1995 was awarded the Sir Frederic Bartlett Medal of the Ergonomics Society for services to international ergonomics teaching and research, and was awarded the Distinguished Overseas Colleague Award of the US Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2008. He served for many years on the Council and the Executive of the International Ergonomics Association.

    Sarah Sharples is a Professor of Human Factors at the University of Nottingham. She leads a number of projects investigating novel technologies in workplace contexts including transport, manufacturing and healthcare, collaborating with a wide range of industry and academic partners. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and will be president of the institute in 2014-2015. She led the Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham to the award of the President’s Medal from the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors in 2013.

    "From the first edition, this text was a ‘must have’; it still is. Ergonomics/human factors (E, HF) addresses real problems in the real world and its broad arsenal of methods and tools is one of the strengths of the field. …This fourth edition continues the same overall concept as the first, but has added a number of new chapters and updated all existing ones. As always, the chapter authors are experts in their area. The emphasis on being up-to-date and authoritative makes the book an essential source for anyone interested in the human –system design and interaction."
    —Professor Ann Williamson, University of New South Wales, Australia

    "… great book. If you liked the previous editions of the book, then you will like this new fourth edition even better. The late john Wilson and his colleague Sarah Sharples have done an amazing job in pulling a group of international experts that cover the range of human factors and ergonomics domains."
    —Pascale Carayon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    "For most occupational health physicians, 'Evaluation of Human Work (Fourth Edition)' is likely to be a handy reference source for study or research due to the variety and complexity of the specialist areas discussed. For the trainee in occupational medicine or the experienced consultant, it will be an enlightening source of balanced material to give direction in problem-solving investigations. With its very reasonable price, it would be an asset to any occupational health office or clinic where there is a genuine interest in working practice."
    Occupational Medicine, January 2016