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dc.contributor.authorW. A. Dekker, Sidneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Nyce, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Winsen, Roelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHenriqson, Ederen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:18:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:18:50Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-27T06:56:31Z
dc.identifier.issn15553434en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1518/155534310X495573en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36237
dc.description.abstractrecent conversation in the literature asks whether human factors constructs amount to folk modeling or to strong science. In this paper we explore this further in the context of well-known positions on the production of science and scientific rationality. We inquire about the sources of epistemological self-confidence-the extent to which human factors is satisfied with its beliefs and assumptions about how it knows what it knows. We question whether a large body of evidence for a construct is evidence of strong science, or whether critical reflection and skepticism about this is actually what distinguishes scientific knowledge from folk models. We also review presumptions of a-perspectival objectivity, in which researchers believe they are able to take a "view from nowhere" and enjoy an objective window onto an existing reality. We ask whether human factors constructs don't so much reflect but rather create a particular empirical world, which would not even exist without those constructs. This article serves as an invitation to rethink what we mean by epistemological confidence and how we arrive at it.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent75399 bytes
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Societyen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Makingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDecision Makingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170202en_US
dc.titleEpistemological Self-Confidence in Human Factors Researchen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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