Biography

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.

Research and scholarship

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.

Teaching

  • CSY-30001 - Advanced Information Systems
  • CSC-30014 - Third Year Project Ethics
  • CSC-30017 - Third Year Project Ethics
  • CSC-40012 - MSc Student Projects

Further information

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.

Selected Publications

  • Rugg G, Rigby C, Taylor G. 2019. Craft skills. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 290-307, vol. 6(3/4). doi> link> full text>
  • Rugg G and Taylor G. 2017. Hoaxing statistical features of the Voynich Manuscript. CRYPTOLOGIA, 247-268, vol. 41(3). link> doi>
  • Samarghitean C, Iltanen K, Juhola M, Vihinen M, Rugg G. 2015. Machine Learning Methods: In Diagnosis Of Primary Immunodeficiencies. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY (p. 24, vol. 182). 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>

Full Publications Listshow

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, Rigby C, Taylor G. 2019. Craft skills. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 290-307, vol. 6(3/4). doi> link> full text>
  • Rugg G and Taylor G. 2017. Hoaxing statistical features of the Voynich Manuscript. CRYPTOLOGIA, 247-268, vol. 41(3). 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, 1-11, vol. 3(1). doi>
  • Gerrard S and Rugg G. 2009. Sensory impairments and autism: a re-examination of causal modelling. J Autism Dev Disord, 1449-1463, vol. 39(10). 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, 235-354, vol. 2(3). 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, 1187-1191, vol. 101(9). link> doi>
  • Exley C, Beardmore J, Rugg G. 2007. Computational approach to the blood-aluminum problem?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY, 275-278, vol. 107(2). link> doi>
  • Exley C, Beardmore J, Rugg G. 2007. Computational approach to the blood-aluminum problem?. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 275-278, vol. 107(2). 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, 19-21, vol. 24(1).
  • Exley C, Beardmore J, Rugg G. 2006. Computational approach to the blood-aluminum problem?. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 275-278, vol. 107(2). doi>
  • Curran MJ, Rugg G, Campbell J. 2006. Would podiatrists benefit from an expert system for clinical reasoning and diagnosis?. The Foot, 71-75, vol. 16(2). doi>
  • Curran MJ, Campbell J, Rugg G. 2006. An investigation into the clinical reasoning of both expert and novice podiatrists. The Foot, 28-32, vol. 16(1). doi>
  • Curran M, Rugg G, Corr S. 2005. Attitudes to expert systems: A card sort study. The Foot, 190-197, vol. 15(4). doi>
  • Martine G and Rugg G. 2005. That site looks 88.46% familiar: quantifying similarity of Web page design. EXPERT SYSTEMS, 115-120, vol. 22(3). link> doi>
  • Rugg G and McGeorge P. 2005. The sorting techniques: a tutorial paper on card sorts, picture sorts and item sorts. EXPERT SYSTEMS, 94-107, vol. 22(3). link> doi>
  • Rugg G. 2004. The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript. Scientific American, 104-109. doi>
  • Rugg G. 2004. An Elegant Hoax? A Possible Solution to the Voynich Manuscript. Cryptologia, 31-46, vol. XXVIII(1). doi>
  • 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, 63-69, vol. 19(3). doi>
  • Rugg G, Upchurch L, Kitchenham BA. 2002. Using Card Sorts to Elicit Wed Page Quality Attributes. IEEE Software, 84-89, vol. 18(4). doi>
  • Rugg G and Mullane M. 2001. Inferring handedness from lithic evidence. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 247-260, vol. 6(3). doi>

Chapters

  • 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.
  • 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.

Other

  • Samarghitean C, Iltanen K, Juhola M, Vihinen M, Rugg G. 2015. Machine Learning Methods: In Diagnosis Of Primary Immunodeficiencies. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY (p. 24, vol. 182). 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.

Research themes

Software and Systems Engineering

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