Process of submitting a paper.
All parts of the paper are to be emailed to me in a file called xyz##timemotion.doc xyz are your initials. ## are any two numbers you want. See emailinfo.htm for information about sending me emails.
Audience: Peer Group
Length: 10 pages of manuscript + figures
Outline of Paper
Abstract: 200 word summary of entire paper, gives main details, convince peers that you had good methods
Introduction: Why you are doing this study and how it fits in
historically. Best to include an example of a previous study which was done using
this methodology. (Page number 1 is the first page of introduction. In MS
Word, go to that page, then use the following menu: Insert | Page Numbers | Format
| Start At)
Workers: height, weight, age, sex, years of experience, and education
Equipment - every piece of equipment used, (model, serial number, manufacturer, place of manufacture), or say unavailable
Job Duties - List job duties and nonwork. First paragraph lists all duties. One paragraph per duty which describes the job tasks.
Experimental Design - how data was collected, when it was collected,
any explanations. [Requirement for class: 4 hours of observation or 50
Ergonomic Analysis - one piece of equipment and analyze it in detail.
Ergonomic analysis- recommendations and conclusions about the equipment you analyzed. Will have references to backup conclusions and recommendations.
Figures- 1 per page. Title at top. Figure number and caption at
bottom of page.
Preliminary Drafts: Graded on completeness not content. Outline only -20. Missing section in Methods -5. Missing section in other drafts, - 20. Late preliminary drafts: - 1 per hour up to a maximum of -10 per day up to maximum of - 50. Once final draft is due, no more credit for preliminary drafts. Drafts turned in before due date will be given feedback. Drafts turned on on the due date or later will be quickly graded and returned without comments.
Late final draft: - 1 per hour up to a maximum of -10 per day up to maximum of - 100
Every place I put a comment or grade in the paper, I will start it with an [. In your word processing program, do a search for [ to find your grades and comments.
Abstract: too long, - 10.
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