Choose either (1) ergonomics article OR(2)library systems (web) attached article as baseline. Then findtwo additional articlesto compare and contrast with baseline article. Note thatone must be SCHOLARLY, peer-reviewed, and the second can be scholarly or it can be an article from the internet or general publication. (Still list in references using APA style.)
The subject is your choice: (1) In ergonomics the human body is part of any usability research and the goal often is to reduce stress (think crash dummies or good chair design). Or (2) When analyzing library systems, consider web interfaces and what makes searching for information easier for the user or not.
In RR 2, use the other articles that you find to write about the subject and what additional researchers or practitioners have discovered. Consider and write about both the similarities and differences in the articles and research.
Thisarticlereport should beinteresting.It isabout studying and improving either what humans do physically or what you use as tools in academiclibraries--andmaking design improvements for either.Be sure to read baseline article carefully.Then findyour related articles that are scholarlyfor at least one, and possibly popular literature for second. Write both to compare AND contrast with baseline article.
DueApril 18.Note:ALL WORK DUEMAY 4(if permission) and IF GRADUATING, byApril 27.
Format(similar to RR 1 but two articles YOU must find)
Write5-7+pagesin a Word document.For logical flow,describe conclusions in summary at beginning,which is part of introduction.Present a clear thesis.Give details to support conclusion and reasoning.
Sample thesis statement structure is:“Research shown/theory by Smith suggestsX. However,Ymay be true(an enhanced or contradictory statement).Looking at Z,one sees….”Go into more detail than previous report.
You can also use general readings or aspects of original article to find newresearch,projects,current news,and possible APPs or systems.Include anygraphicsyou want, such as pictures, tables or charts.
For electronic web-based or personal references,give the date retrieved or done,and the web site address(URL)or interview participants’ email/contact information in list of references at the end.
You may use the following outline again:
- Introduction – abstract-like1-page with thesis and summary of conclusion
- Comparison or Proof
- Argue for thesis or against aspect of a thesis/theory.
- Give reference title or author,participants,source,etc.for each position
- Relate to usability or user-centered design issues.
Evaluate research in baseline and critique the researchers.
Note that you must use SafeAssign and cite references to avoid plagiarism risks.