Editorial and Research Policy
Our goal at Axial Chairs is to provide you with the best guides on office chairs, office furniture, and ergonomic accessories, and ergonomics on the web.
Our Editorial and Research Policies serve as a set of primary standards used in creating and publishing content in order to attain the highest standards possible.
Following is a brief explanation of how our Editorial Policies work.
Our Editorial Policy
The content we publish must abide by the following 9 rules as much as is practically possible:
1: Accuracy – we strive to deliver information that is reliable and accurate.
2: Actionability– the content we create has practical value.
3: Comprehensiveness – we attempt to cover all the relevant points on the topic.
4: Concise – we try to omit fluff and get across the point as succinctly as possible.
5: Fair – our aim is to represent our products, company, and information without bias.
6: Original – to find primary data and information, we use our expertise and contact industry experts.
7: User-focused – our priority is user requirements and intent, not our own self-interest.
8: Unique – content is not copied or spun by us.
9: Verifiable – reputable sources are cited to back our claims.
You can express your concerns here if you believe that a piece of content doesn’t adhere to these principles and we’ll take the steps necessary to rectify the issue as far as practically possible.
Our Research Policy
In order to meet our editorial principles, we apply the following research process:
1: Identify an Underserved Query
By seeking out search queries that are incomplete, inconclusive, or inaccurate, rather than rehashing the same data that is already available, we aim to add valuable content to web.
2: Create the Best Content on the Web
By figuring out the user’s intent behind their search and performing extensive research, we are able to provide the best possible answer that you can find online at the time of publishing.
The way we do this is by spending our own money on office chairs, office furniture including different materials and designs, testing them, contacting industry experts for primary data and information, citing solid scientific studies, and expanding on the publicly available points.
3: Satisfy User Intent
It is our goal to produce content that is easy to understand, meets the user’s needs, and complies with our Editorial Policy before it is published.
Research Policy: Ergonomics
Since office chairs are usually a costly and difficult purchase, we share our over 20 years of office chair design and material research to inform consumers.
Because buying an office chair doesn’t follow an exact science due to the variation in sitting preferences and amalgamation of subjective factors such as body weight, body shape, and posture that all combine to create different levels of comfort on different office chair designs.
To help make the buying process easier for you, we create our office chair feature explanations and guides and round-up lists using as many of the following techniques as possible:
1: Physical Testing
Wherever possible, we endeavour to purchase office chair materials and features, test them, and provide our professional feedback.
However, due to the high cost of these items, testing and geographical shipping restrictions, buying and testing specific office chair components, materials and types aren’t always possible.
When that happens, we employ the two strategies outlined below.
2.Extrapolating Features, Components, Benefits, and Limitations
Based on our extensive knowledge of how office chairs tend to perform based on their components, features and qualities. Based on this information, we can often draw educated generalizations that give you a reasonable estimate of how office furniture will perform with different body weights, posture, and preferences.
This method may not provide the same kind of qualitative insight as first-hand testing, but it does give us insight you might not find on a product’s sales page.
Generalizations like this can also help factor out biases and inconsistencies that may be apparent when relying on reviews written by other users, consumers, and reviewers.
What Makes Us Unique?
Axial Chairs is unique because our team of writers consist of chiropractors and physiotherapists trained in ergonomics and who have been in the office chair industry and designing office chairs for over 20 years. By working specifically with underserved search queries, we strive to provide the best possible answers to help users find what they are looking for and improve the web — instead of polluting it with inferior and duplicate content.
Despite our commitment to provide excellent content, we also have some limitations, some of which include the following points.
- Honest mistakes are possible –real people doing research spend a lot of time typing, making video and maintaining the website, which makes it possible for us to make mistakes in our reporting and/or content creation. To prevent such errors as far as is physically possible, the Editorial Policy has been put in place.
- Content can become outdated – whenever we discover any errors or omissions, we aim to correct them immediately, and review our content on an annual basis to make sure it’s up to date.
- Not all products will suit everyone – different office chair will feel different and perform differently based on body weight, body types, and sitting posture. Although our recommendations are given with the best of intentions, you should keep in mind that certain office chair types and materials aren’t suitable for everybody. Make sure you consult as many trustworthy sources as possible before making a purchase decision – it’s also a good idea to check the return policy on the website for recourse if necessary.
Contacting us for any reason can be done by using the contact form on our website here.