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The contributions of applied cognitive psychology to the study of human-computer interaction.
Barnard, P.J.
In R. Baecker, J. Grudin, W. Buxton and S. Greenberg (eds), Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: Toward the Year 2000, Second Edition. Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp.640-658 [Reproduction of 2205]
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Alternative "visions" of an applied science are examined and an organising schema for the role of empirical and conceptual methods is outlined. The achievements of applied research are then reviewed under four headings: the achievements of explanatory empiricism; the achievements of analytical approaches; the achievements of experimental approaches; and theoretical synthesis as a means to pragmatic tools.