Fortune favours the bold

Guy Walker*

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Commentary articles can go one of two ways. Either they can stick to the orthodoxy; the path well-travelled, and embrace summary rather than synthesis. Or, the issues in play can be seized upon as an opportunity to provoke debate, stress-test ideas, and if fortune really does favour the bold, to send our thinking in new directions. Clearly there is only one option here. In this commentary, I would like to stand back and think about our underlying operating assumptions because these are rarely questioned yet have a profound effect on our methodologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-458
Number of pages7
JournalTheoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science
Issue number4
Early online date17 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2016


  • epistemology
  • methods
  • ontology
  • Paradigms
  • systems thinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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