The Creation of a New Minor Event Coding Scheme

Wallace, Dr Brendan and Ross, Dr Alastair and Davies, Dr John (2002) The Creation of a New Minor Event Coding Scheme. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract: The present study began with an assessment of the reliability and usefulness of an existing minor event coding system in a British ‘highconsequence’ industry. It was discovered that despite the fact that the system produced replicable data, when tested in a reliability trial the causal inferences it was producing failed to meet the normal criteria for statistical reliability. It was therefore felt necessary to create a new model of the human factors component of action in this industry, from which a model of human factors error in the same industry could be inferred. A set of codes (to facilitate statistical analysis) were deduced from this last, which were then tested in a new reliability trial. The results from this trial were very encouraging, and after a six-month pilot study in which it demonstrated its usefulness as a trend and patterning tool, the system is now being phased in within

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Human Error, cognition, safety, minor event coding scheme, nuclear industry
Subjects:Psychology > Social Psychology
ID Code:4576
Deposited By: Wallace, Dr Brendan
Deposited On:20 Oct 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56


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