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Inventing Possibilities: Understanding Work Systems and Tasks

Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “A Theoretical Note on the Relationship Between Work Domain Analysis and Task Analysis” by John R. Hajdukiewicz and Kim J. Vicente. This chapter attempts ... More


Working the Weather: A Shift in the Life of a Weather Forecaster

Phaedra Daipha

in Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter takes the reader on a tour of a NWS forecasting office’s ecology, operations, and culture to ultimately settle into a discussion of the basic routine of a forecast shift—from the moment ... More


From Functional Analysis to Mechanistic Explanation

Gualtiero Piccinini

in Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199658855
eISBN:
9780191748158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658855.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that traditional accounts of functional analysis suffer from two problems: they explicate functional analysis in terms of computation (whereas it should be the other way around) ... More


Cognitive Work Analysis: Harnessing Complexity

Raya Fidel

in Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017008
eISBN:
9780262301473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017008.003.0012
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Cognitive work analysis (CWA) can address the complexity of human information interaction by parceling out the investigated phenomenon while preserving the relationships among the resulting parts. ... More


Auditory-Based Communication Skills

Jill Duncan, Ellen A. Rhoades, and Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick

in Auditory (Re)Habilitation for Adolescents with Hearing Loss: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195381405
eISBN:
9780190204020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381405.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes how practitioners can design activities to improve adolescent skills via assessment, counseling, education, and guidance. It explains how to encourage adolescents to recognize ... More


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