The UK WTC 9/11 evacuation study: methodologies used in the elicitation and storage of human factors data
Galea, E.R., Shields, J., Canter, D., Boyce, K., Day, R., Hulse, L., Siddiqui, A., Summerfield, L., Marselle, M. and Greenall, P. V. (2007) The UK WTC 9/11 evacuation study: methodologies used in the elicitation and storage of human factors data. In: Interflam 2007 11th International Fire Science and Engineering Conference. Interscience Communications, Greenwich, UK, pp. 169-181. ISBN 9780954121686Full text not available from this repository.
This paper describes the methodologies employed in the collection and storage of first-hand accounts of evacuation experiences derived from face-to-face interviews with evacuees from the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers complex on 11 September 2001. In particular the paper describes the development of the High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database (HEED). This is a flexible qualitative research tool which contains the full transcribed interview accounts and coded evacuee experiences extracted from those transcripts. The data and information captured and stored in the HEED database is not only unique, but it provides a means to address current and emerging issues relating to human factors associated with the evacuation of high-rise buildings.
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