WOMBAT - Work Observation Method by Activity Timing
Project members - Macquarie University
Professor Johanna Westbrook
Professor and Director
Dr Mirela Prgomet
Project main description
What is WOMBAT?
The Work Observation Method by Activity Timing (WOMBAT) technique was developed by the Centre to undertake direct observational studies of health professionals using a handheld computer tool, allowing observers to capture multi-dimensional aspects of work and communication patterns. WOMBAT automatically captures all time data related to tasks, as well as detailing interruptions to work and multi-tasking. The WOMBAT technique has now been applied by several international research teams and was most recently validated in a collaborative study conducted in Canada.
Further information on WOMBAT can be found on the following pages:
- Why was WOMBAT developed?
- What information does WOMBAT collect?
- Is WOMBAT the right tool for me?
- More about WOMBAT
- WOMBAT case studies
- How do I obtain a WOMBAT licence?
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