Dr Gordon Rugg

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 01782 733410
Email: g.rugg@keele.ac.uk
Location: CR38
Role: Research project ethics
Contacting me: I have a sign-up sheet on my door which shows all my free times on the days when I'm in.

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.

My current research interests include the following.

  • Elicitation methods across disciplines, including e-commerce, healthcare, public opinion research and education
  • Modeling knowledge, particularly semi-tacit and tacit knowledge.
  • Methodological support for expert reasoning about hard problems, e.g. my work on the Voynich Manuscript, and my work with Sue Gerrard on autism.
  • Teaching, training, and education theory, with particular reference to undocumented craft skills in expertise, and to the transmission of semi-tacit and tacit knowledge.

I am particularly interested in long-standing multidisciplinary problems which involve difficult theory and significant practical implications.

Selected Publications

  • Samarghitean C, Iltanen K, Juhola M, Vihinen M, Rugg G. 2015. Machine Learning Methods: In Diagnosis Of Primary Immunodeficiencies. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY (vol. 182, p. 24). Wiley. link> doi>
  • Rugg G and Holland, N. 2011. Quantifying Novelty in the Archaeological Record. Palaeoanthropology, 166-173. doi>
  • Rugg G. 2011. Quantifying Technological Innovation. Palaeonthropology, 154-165. doi>
  • Rugg G and Gerrard S. 2009. Choosing appropriate teaching and training techniques. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, vol. 3(1), 1-11. doi>
  • Gerrard S and Rugg G. 2009. Sensory impairments and autism: a re-examination of causal modelling. J Autism Dev Disord, vol. 39(10), 1449-1463. link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Rugg G, Gerrard S, Hooper S. 2008. The Stress-Free Guide to Studying at University. Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Rugg G. 2007. Using statistics. Open University Press.
  • Rugg G and Petre M. 2006. A gentle guide to research methods. Open Univ Pr.
  • Rugg G and Petre M. 2004. The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research. Open University Press, Maidenhead.
  • Rugg G and Petre M. 2004. The unwritten rules of PhD research. Open Univ Pr.

Journal Articles

  • Rugg G and Holland, N. 2011. Quantifying Novelty in the Archaeological Record. Palaeoanthropology, 166-173. doi>
  • Rugg G. 2011. Quantifying Technological Innovation. Palaeonthropology, 154-165. doi>
  • Rugg G and Gerrard S. 2009. Choosing appropriate teaching and training techniques. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, vol. 3(1), 1-11. doi>
  • Gerrard S and Rugg G. 2009. Sensory impairments and autism: a re-examination of causal modelling. J Autism Dev Disord, vol. 39(10), 1449-1463. link> doi>
  • Rugg G, D'Cruz B, Foreman-Peck L, Grimshaw E, Guildford S, Roberts D, Tonglet T. 2008. Selection and use of elicitation techniques for education research. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, vol. 2(3), 235-354. doi>
  • Beardmore J, Rugg G, Exley C. 2007. A systems biology approach to the blood-aluminium problem: the application and testing of a computational model. J Inorg Biochem, vol. 101(9), 1187-1191. link> doi>
  • Exley C, Beardmore J, Rugg G. 2007. Computational approach to the blood-aluminum problem?. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 107(2), 275-278. doi>
  • Exley C, Beardmore J, Rugg G. 2007. Computational approach to the blood-aluminum problem?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, vol. 107(2), 275-278. link> doi>
  • Mieczakowski A, Holdridge K, Rugg G. 2007. Putting PCT websites at the heart of healthcare-information services. British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management, vol. 24(1), 19-21.
  • Exley C, Beardmore J, Rugg G. 2006. Computational approach to the blood-aluminum problem?. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 107(2), 275-278. doi>
  • Curran MJ, Rugg G, Campbell J. 2006. Would podiatrists benefit from an expert system for clinical reasoning and diagnosis?. The Foot, vol. 16(2), 71-75. doi>
  • Curran MJ, Campbell J, Rugg G. 2006. An investigation into the clinical reasoning of both expert and novice podiatrists. The Foot, vol. 16(1), 28-32. doi>
  • Curran M, Rugg G, Corr S. 2005. Attitudes to expert systems: A card sort study. The Foot, vol. 15(4), 190-197. doi>
  • Martine G and Rugg G. 2005. That site looks 88.46% familiar: quantifying similarity of Web page design. EXPERT SYSTEMS, vol. 22(3), 115-120. link> doi>
  • Rugg G and McGeorge P. 2005. The sorting techniques: a tutorial paper on card sorts, picture sorts and item sorts. EXPERT SYSTEMS, vol. 22(3), 94-107. link> doi>
  • Rugg G. 2004. The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript. Scientific American, 104-109.
  • Rugg G. 2004. An Elegant Hoax? A Possible Solution to the Voynich Manuscript. Cryptologia, vol. XXVIII(1), 31-46.
  • Rugg G, Eva M, Mahmood A, Rehman N, Andrews S, Davies S. 2002. Eliciting information about organizational culture via laddering. Information Systems Journal. doi>
  • Blandford A and Rugg G. 2002. A case study on integrating contextual information with analytical usability evaluation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
  • Rugg G and McGeorge P. 2002. Eliciting Hierarchical Knowledge Structures : Laddering. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Systems.
  • Rugg G and McGeorge P. 2002. Eliciting Hierarchical Knowledge Structures: Laddering. Encyclopedia of Microcomputers.
  • Guilford S, Rugg G, Scott N. 2002. Pleasure and Pain: Perceptual Bias and its implications for Software Engineering. IEEE Software, vol. 19(3), 63-69.
  • Rugg G, Upchurch L, Kitchenham BA. 2002. Using Card Sorts to Elicit Wed Page Quality Attributes. IEEE Software, vol. 18(4), 84-89.
  • Rugg G and Mullane M. 2001. Inferring handedness from lithic evidence. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, vol. 6(3), 247-260. doi>

Chapters

  • Rugg G and McGeorge P. 2003. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (Second Edition). In Sorting and Categorization. Drake M (Ed.). Marcel Dekker Inc, New York.
  • Rugg G and McGeorge P. 2003. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (Second Edition). In Sorting and Categorization : A Case Study. Drake M (Ed.). Marcel Dekker Inc, New York.

Other

  • Samarghitean C, Iltanen K, Juhola M, Vihinen M, Rugg G. 2015. Machine Learning Methods: In Diagnosis Of Primary Immunodeficiencies. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY (vol. 182, p. 24). Wiley. link> doi>
  • Sherlock G and Rugg G. 2003. Using laddering and on-line self-report to elicit design rationale for software. Proceedings of EASE & PPIG joint conference, Keele University, 8-10 April 2003, Addendum.
  • CSY-30001 - Advanced Information Systems
  • CSC-30014 - Third Year Project Ethics
  • CSC-30017 - Third Year Project Ethics
  • CSC-40012 - MSc Student Projects

My work on modeling errors in expert reasoning has featured in several television documentaries, and in Scientific American. I am also interested in elicitation methods, methods for representation of information, education methods, and craft skills.