The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society invites nonmembers to attend Designing Questionnaires: How Hard Can That Be? on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 9:30-11:00 a.m. Pacific / 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon Mountain / 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Central / 12:30-2:00 p.m. Eastern / 5:30-7:00 p.m. GMT.
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About the Webinar
Surveys are one of the most commonly used tools for human factors professionals and ergonomists, yet survey design and use is rarely taught. According to a survey of HFES members, slightly more than 85% of respondents reported that survey construction is important in their work, and about 55% reported that they need education and training in survey construction. This webinar will focus on only one facet of the questionnaire “iceberg”: developing the requirements document needed to design a successful questionnaire.
In this webinar, Moroney will
- define a questionnaire (it’s more than what you think it is),
- describe when questionnaires are appropriate and inappropriate,
- enumerate the limitations of questionnaires,
- detail similarities between questionnaire development and product/system development,
- propose a strategy for defining the requirements for designing questionnaires, and
- briefly describe new platforms and media for collecting HF/E data.
About the Presenter
William F. Moroney, currently Emeritus professor at the University of Dayton, has provided workshops on questionnaire design at HFES Annual Meetings and at conferences of other professional societies since 1995. Moroney, an HFES Fellow, served as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist in the U.S. Navy for more than 22 years. Moroney is a senior editor of Ergonomics in Design and has authored publications dealing with topics as diverse as motion sickness, helmet-mounted displays, laser designator systems, simulation, and selection and training. He supported the development and upgrading of a variety of advanced aircraft and systems. Moroney taught at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Naval Aviation Safety School, and the Navy Test Pilot School. He is a founding member of the Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group for Test and Evaluation.
In 1990, Moroney joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Dayton as an associate professor. He conducted research in the areas of ergonomics, survey design, simulation, workload, cockpit design, displays, and anthropometry. He retired from the university in 2008.