CIE EXPERT TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODS FOR HUMAN FACTORS IN LIGHTING
The CIE Expert Tutorial and Workshops on Research Methods for Human Factors in Lighting will be a forum for discussion and advancement of best practices in lighting research.
13.08.2018 kl. 09.00 - 14.08.2018 kl. 17.30
Expert tutorials by invited speakers will cover topics addressing the key elements of research methods, and workshops will offer structured discussions about real research problems and their resolution. Content will emphasize all stages of the research process, from conceptualization through dissemination. Research involving human participants will be prominent, but the Expert Tutorial and Workshop will also interest lighting researchers who do not work with human participants. Topics to be covered include hypothesis generation, research ethics, critical analysis, the definition and measurement of independent and dependent variables, statistics and their interpretation, and how to write a good manuscript.
‘Critical Analysis of a Research Paper’, Dr. Bob Davis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
'Theoretical and methodological considerations when planning research on human factors in lighting', Professor Yvonne de Kort, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
'Ethical Considerations for Applied Lighting Research', Dr. Jennifer Veitch, National Research Council of Canada
'Choosing and Defining Variables for Lighting Experiments', Professor Kevin Houser, Pennsylvania State University
'How to Measure the Visual Stimulus', Professor Myriam Aries, Jönköping University
'Methods for Assessing Daylighting Performance Metrics in Real Building Case Studies', Professor Werner Osterhaus, Aarhus University
'Quantifying Photobiological and Photochemical Effects', Dr. Peter Blattner, Federal Institute of Metrology METAS
'Drawing Causal Inferences in Applied Lighting Research: Threats to Validity', Dr. Jennifer Veitch, National Research Council of Canada
'Miss-use of Category Rating Scales (continuing TC 1.80)', Professor Steve Fotios, University of Sheffield
'Good Statistical Practices in Human Factors Lighting Research', Dr. Jim Uttley, The University of Sheffield
'What to Report? Details of Experimental Apparatus and Procedure to Enable Repetition', Dr. Martine Knoop, Technische Universität Berlin
'How to Write a Good Paper', PhD, FSLL, FIES Peter Boyce
Who should come: Faculty members seeking guidance on how to teach these topics, early career researchers (including graduate students) seeking an introduction to these topics, and seasoned researchers looking to expand their knowledge. We invite researchers in all sub-disciplines of applied lighting, illuminating engineering, experimental psychology, behavioural science, neuroscience, vision science, and related fields to participate, along with researchers from industry, government, and academia.
What you will learn at the tutorial: Invited oral presentations will provide planned content to cover the key elements of research methods:
- Theoretical perspectives and hypothesis generation
- Critical analysis
- Research preparation (e.g. ethics, risk assessment, etc.)
- Independent variables (i.e., practical photometry)
- Dependent variables (self-report; behaviour; health, etc.)
- Recent innovations (e.g., ‘big data’)
- Research design for lab and field investigations
- Internal validity and causal inference
- External validity
- Statistics and interpretation
- How to write a good paper
- How to give effective presentations
How you can inspire and be inspired at the workshop: Submit a document of up to 1000 words to describe an issue, proposed method, demonstration, or other discussion topic on which you wish to receive feedback, or about which you want to tell others. These will be screened by the scientific committee only to ensure topic fit (i.e., to exclude attempts to present research results). Plenary discussion sessions (likely organized around topical poster groupings, and possibly including hands-on demonstrations) will be used to foster interaction with other participants and with this material.
SBi, Aalborg University Copenhagen
Aalborg University Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København SV