Total Credits: 30
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Students registered on the MSc in Applied Ergonomics by Distance Learning
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Designated Period|
|MM4EAW||Ergonomics Application in the Workplace (by distance learning)|
Summary of Content: The syllabus covers survey design, interviewing and questionnaire design; experimental design; selection & recruitment of participants; ethical issues; participatory ergonomics; task and function analysis; observational methods; design decision groups; qualitative methods; computer simulation & modelling; psychophysics and ergonomics project management. Statistical techniques covered include ANOVA; non-parametric tests; parametric tests; multiple regression; multidimensional scaling; paired comparison; verbal protocol analysis; descriptive statistics; ranking & rating scales; factor analysis; power analysis and reliability analysis. Students are also introduced to methods within the professional practice of ergonomics including problem identification, cost benefit analysis and developing and assessing safety management systems.
Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
The module is delivered by distance learning. There is an optional tutorial at Nottingham but all material from the tutorial is available for those who cannot attend.
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||25||Questionnaire design and 2000 word report|
|Coursework 2||15||Statistical tests|
|Coursework 3||20||Statistics coursework|
|Coursework 4||15||2000 word report|
|Coursework 5||25||3000 word essay|
Dr S Cobb
Education Aims: To develop research and analysis skills needed within the field of ergonomics research, including qualitative and quantitative measurement and evaluation techniques. It introduces and develops research and analysis theories and techniques which can be used in ergonomic analysis and evaluation of systems or products. The module covers problem identification and evaluation, planning and execution of research studies, interpretation and presentation of results.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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