Accession Number : AD0649863

Title :   INTERFACES BETWEEN OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Cogan,Eugene A.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The point of departure for the paper was a rather recent administrative realignment putting Human Factors and Operations Research in the same division of the Army Research Office. The theme has been that the two disciplines have more than an administrative framework in common. Human Factors researchers can benefit considerably from increased knowledge of Operations Research, and Operations Research can benefit from increased sophistication and interest in Human Factors areas. Certainly the two disciplines share objectives, and they have many similarities in how they approach a problem and how they judge the critical elements in the work and in the results. The special viewpoints and skills of each discipline seem to complement those of the other.

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *OPERATIONS RESEARCH), ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, SELECTION, CLASSIFICATION, MOTIVATION, BEHAVIOR, LEADERSHIP, ARMY OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Operations Research
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE