13. Task Analysis: Why, What, and How

  1. Gavriel Salvendy2,3
  1. Erik Hollnagel

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch13

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Hollnagel, E. (2012) Task Analysis: Why, What, and How, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350

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Keywords:

  • task analysis, why, what, how;
  • task types, task breakdown;
  • sequential to hierarchical, task organization;
  • task data collection techniques;
  • task behavior assessment methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Need to Know

  • Task Types and Task Breakdown

  • Brief History of Task Analysis

  • Practice of Task Analysis

  • References