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Analysis and classification of human error

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2 Author(s)
Rouse, William B. ; Center for Man-Machine Systems Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 ; Rouse, Sandra H.

The literature on human error is reviewed with emphasis on theories of error and classification schemes. A methodology for analysis and classification of human error is then proposed which includes a general approach to classification. Identification of possible causes and factors that contribute to the occurrence of errors is also considered. An application of the methodology to the use of checklists in the aviation domain is presented for illustrative purposes.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SMC-13 ,  Issue: 4 )