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SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Human Subject Research for Engineers

A Practical Guide

Authors: de Winter, Joost C.F., Dodou, Dimitra

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  • Provides a practical guide about how to conduct research with human participants
  • Provides comparisons between doing research with physical objects versus human participants
  • Written in a concise and accessible style
  • A primer, covering the essentials of human subject research
  • Discusses subjects such as replicability of research, open access publishing, big data research and associated ethical concerns
  • Provides recent real-life examples
  • Provides all MATLAB scripts of the simulations
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This Brief introduces engineers to the main principles in ethics, research design, statistics, and publishing of human subject research. In recent years, engineering has become strongly connected to disciplines such as biology, medicine, and psychology. Often, engineers (and engineering students) are expected to perform human subject research. Typical human subject research topics conducted by engineers include human-computer interaction (e.g., evaluating the usability of software), exoskeletons, virtual reality, teleoperation, modelling of human behaviour and decision making (often within the framework of ‘big data’ research), product evaluation, biometrics, behavioural tracking (e.g., of work and travel patterns, or mobile phone use), transport and planning (e.g., an analysis of flows or safety issues), etc. Thus, it can be said that knowledge on how to do human subject research is indispensable for a substantial portion of engineers. Engineers are generally well trained in calculus and mechanics, but may lack the appropriate knowledge on how to do research with human participants. In order to do high-quality human subject research in an ethical manner, several guidelines have to be followed and pitfalls have to be avoided. This book discusses these guidelines and pitfalls. The aim is to prepare engineers and engineering students to carry out independent research in a responsible manner.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56963-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Subject Research for Engineers
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56964-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56964-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-56963-5
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 105
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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