by Nicolas Roy, VELUX Group
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. 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.