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The UK WTC 9/11 evacuation study: methodologies used in the elicitation and storage of human factors data

The UK WTC 9/11 evacuation study: methodologies used in the elicitation and storage of human factors data

Galea, E.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665, Shields, J., Canter, D., Boyce, K., Day, R., Hulse, L. ORCID: 0000-0001-5582-3520, Siddiqui, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1090-871X, 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 9780954121686

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Interflam 2007 11th International Fire Science and Engineering Conference
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the published proceedings from 11th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference, Interflam 2007, 3-5th September 2007, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation experiences, first-hand accounts, face-to-face interviews, World Trade Centre, High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database (HEED), coded evacuation experiences, high-rise buildings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TH Building construction
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1094

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