Chapter 14. Task Analysis: Why, What, and How

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department2,3
  1. Erik Hollnagel Professor

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch14

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hollnagel, E. (2006) Task Analysis: Why, What, and How, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. Department of Computer and Information Science, LIU/IDA/CSELAB, University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • human factor task analysis;
  • task behavior assessment;
  • task description techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Need to Know

  • Task Types and Components

  • Brief History of Task Analysis

  • Practice of Task Analysis

  • References