Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Interactive research: a strategy for ergonomics interventions
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Health Systems Engineering, Ergonomics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5338-0586
2015 (English)In: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a need for more ergonomics intervention studies. Reasons are that the knowledge about applications as well as methodology need to be developed (Karsh et al., 2001) It is difficult for ergonomics researchers to get access to organizations that perform interventions. One reason is that extensive resources are needed from the organizations. In order to ollaborate with the researchers, they need to see this collaboration as useful and that they get useful advice or knowledge that can be applied in their operations. Interactive research is a form of participatory research (Aagaard Nielsen and Svensson, 2006), that may offer a solution to the difficulties to perform ergonomics intervention research. Interactive research has been developed from Action research in order to avoid the weaknesses of Action research, such as: - the strong involvement of the researcher in the practical change process makes the change vulnerable in the long-term, - a focus rather on local understanding than in general knowledge creation, - high time and resource demands, - limited output in terms of theory development. Interactive research focuses more on the research and knowledge creation than on the development processes. The research is conducted in a partnership with the practitioners so that the researchers and practitioners together have defined research questions of high priority. Further, the planning of the study as well as the knowledge creation process takes place jointly together with the practitioners (Svensson et al., 2007). There is a clear division of responsibilities, where the interactive researcher is only responsible for the research, and the practitioners only responsible for the implementation of the operational changes and actions taken in the organization. One model for the principles of interactive research was proposed by Ellström et al. (1999), which clarifies the different roles of the practitioners and the researchers. The aim of this paper is to summarize experiences from the use of interactive research in five ergonomics intervention programs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-179857OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-179857DiVA: diva2:890553
Conference
19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, August 9-14, 2015, Melbourne, Australia
Note

Qc 20160316

Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-03-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(153 kB)108 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 153 kBChecksum SHA-512
0ce6cc38f31fef0dc2d6a5ba82327d75d88f163c531eefae8bc0c35d9157a90462278dbf510a1f38d6b0fcfefa8c919e44209281c475317fac2a049fbede5e93
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Conference website

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Eklund, Jörgen
By organisation
Ergonomics
Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 108 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 66 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf