Dr Gordon Rugg
My first degree was in French and Linguistics, from Reading University; my PhD was in Experimental Psychology, from Reading University. I have worked in a variety of fields, including English lecturing, field archaeology, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, and human factors. I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Keele University, and a visiting Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science at the Open University.
My current research interests include the following.
- Elicitation methods across disciplines, including e-commerce, healthcare, public opinion research and education
- Modelling knowledge, particularly semi-tacit knowledge and the interactions between tacit knowledge and other knowledge types
- Testing knowledge, mainly via the Verifier approach
- Teaching knowledge, particularly semi-tacit knowledge likely to be missed in formal education
I am particularly interested in long-standing multidisciplinary problems which involve difficult theory and significant practical implications.
- A Scientific American article about the application of the Verifier approach to the Voynich manuscript
- Rugg & Petre, The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research: a book focusing on semi-tacit knowledge in higher education
- Rugg & McGeorge’s questioning methodology article: an expansion of Maiden & Rugg’s paper on the ACRE framework, which categorises diverse knowledge types
I'm author of several books with Open University Press, and am writing another about stress for Sage Publications.
Phone: 01782 733410
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