Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface

Advanced Search

Development of a technique for predicting the human response to an emergency situation

Lawson, Glyn; Sharples, Sarah; Clarke, David; Cobb, Sue

Authors

Glyn Lawson glyn.lawson@nottingham.ac.uk

Sarah Sharples Sarah.Sharples@nottingham.ac.uk

David Clarke david.clarke@nottingham.ac.uk

Sue Cobb sue.cobb@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This paper presents development work on a new approach for predicting the human response to an emergency situation. The study builds upon an initial investigation in which 20 participants were asked to predict what actions they would take in the event of a domestic fire [1]. The development work involved a retest with an additional 20 participants to investigate the reliability of the approach. Furthermore, the analysis procedure was improved such that the results represented more accurately those which could be obtained from practical application of the approach. As found in the initial investigation, the frequencies and sequences of the reported acts had significant relationships with a study of behavior in real fires [2] (Spearman’s rho: 0.323, N=55, p

Publication Date Jan 1, 2009
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Lawson, G., Sharples, S., Clarke, D., & Cobb, S. (2009). Development of a technique for predicting the human response to an emergency situation
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-02728-4_3
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: Harris, Don (ed.), Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics: 8th international conference, EPCE 2009, held as part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009: proceedings. Berlin: Springer, c2009, Lecture notes in computer science, v. 5639, pp. 22-31. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02728-4_3
The final publication is available at link.springer.com.

Files

G_Lawson_HCII_vFINAL.pdf (137 Kb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf





You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;